I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver disease and could not be more confused. I have never been overweight and follow a whole foods plant-based diet with no added sugars. I have always had a clean bill of health, and this diagnosis has caught me completely by suprise. I've read that dietary choices are one of the greatest contributing factors to development of this disease, but I am already refraining from consuming the suggested bad foods and have been for most of my life. I work at a gym and engage in vigorous exercise daily. I do not drink anything but water or herbal tea on a daily basis and of course do not drink alchocol (I'm only nineteen anyway). I'm in the process of seeking a second medical opinion after recieving a traumatic introduction to life with this disease from a doc with poor bedside manner.
Anyone else here on the mystery boat? If so, did you ever find the cause?
I do happen to be the grandchild of two heavily alcholic grandparents. Could this disease be genetically related/a remnant of their lifestyle choices?
Thanks for any help or advice,