It can also result in issues regulating mood and emotions, or lead to social and relationship problems.

If fatigue persists, you should see a GP, as the longer NAFLD is left untreated, the greater the risk of liver scarring.

It comes as scientists in Canada have warned that the rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease cases is exceeding expectations and growing at an alarming rate.

Abdel-Aziz Shaheen, and colleagues with the University of Calgary, said: “Greater awareness of NAFLD and the development of cost-effective risk stratification are needed to address the growing burning of NAFLD.”

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