Energy Intake and Lifestyle Risk Factors among Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients


  • Alva’s College (Mangalore University), Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Moodbidri, Karnataka, 574 227, India
  • Alva’s College (Mangalore University), Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Centre for Postgraduation and Research, Moodbidri, Karnataka, 574 227, India


Fatty liver disease is defined as more than 5% of the hepatocytes containing fat or increase in the liver weight due to fat. The most Important contributing factor to non-alcoholic liver disease is dietary habits, life style habits etc., The aim of the study is to find out the associated dietary and life style risk factors of non-alcoholic liver disease. One hundred and fifty hospitalized subjects were selected for treatment of non alcoholic liver disease at Father Muller’s hospital in Mangalore. The required data were collected referring the case record of patients. A structured questionnaire with interview was used during data collection. Diet counseling was given. All the variables were analyzed using SPSS software. The consumption of calories and chiefly the carbohydrates and fats were more than their recommended allowances. Non alcoholic liver disease was more in males than their counterparts (females) and individuals above 45 years were likely to be victims of this disease. Sedentary life style habits had a significant association with non alcoholic liver disease. The study concludes that obesity with sedentary life style, high calorie intake, gender was the major risk factors. It was considerably more common among diabetes of age >40 years. Dyslipidemia was observed mainly in non alcoholic liver patients.


Fatty Liver, Liver Disease, Hepatocytes, Dyslipidemia, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFLD), Sedentary Life Style.

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