Professor Kim Won of Boramae Hospital “Efforts to improve regular exercise and eating habits”
[현대건강신문] A Korean medical team published a study that found that patients with fatty liver with metabolic disease were twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as normal people.
Professor Kim Won, Department of Gastroenterology, Seoul Boramae Hospital(picture on the right)Fatty liver patients with a metabolic disease have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the future, so caution is needed in symptom management.
A research team led by Professor Won Kim of the Department of Gastroenterology at Boramae Hospital compared and analyzed the difference in the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with fatty liver according to the presence or absence of metabolic disease based on the results of medical examinations of 333,389 registered in the National Health Insurance Corporation database from 2009 to 2010.
As a result of the study, it was found that the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with fatty liver with metabolic disease increased twice as much as that of normal people, which was significantly higher than the 1.3 times risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with fatty liver without metabolic disease. done.
In particular, it has been shown that the risk of cardiovascular disease is further increased in the case of having multiple metabolic diseases at the same time.
Compared with patients with fatty liver without metabolic disease, the risk of cardiovascular disease was 1.25 times higher in patients with fatty liver with one metabolic disease, and by 1.71 times when two or more patients had multiple metabolic diseases. It was judged that the more fatty liver patients were, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Professor Won Kim said, “Previous studies have confirmed that metabolic dysfunction-related fatty liver disease is an independent risk factor for an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death in the future. It is very meaningful to have further identified the fact that the risk is high, and if you have several types of metabolic diseases together, the risk increases even more.”
He continued, “As the main causes of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia are wrong lifestyle habits such as smoking and excessive drinking, fatty liver patients need regular exercise and correct eating habits to prevent cardiovascular disease. necessary,” he said.
Meanwhile, the results of this study were published in the November issue of ‘Gut and Liver’, an international academic journal published by the Korean Society of Gastroenterology.