Staying Healthy? Don’t forget your liver.

Hepatitis C, liver cancer, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are just three of the hundreds of types of overlooked liver diseases that can affect your health and well-being. Consumer Reports recently provided readers with ways to keep their livers healthy.

May tying up his tennis shoesFive ways to maintain liver health are by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol intake, and being cautious of medications that can affect the liver like acetaminophen (Tylenol and generic).

Hepatologist and Thomas Jefferson University professor of medicine, Steven K. Herrine, MD, advised readers that exercising can prevent NAFLD and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) by maintaining contributing to a healthy body mass index.

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