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Weight watching for the liver

Developing fat in and around this vital organ can result in serious diseases

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Wattana (not his real name) is not a regular drinker. But he really enjoys the greasy food and sweet treats that are largely to blame for his higher-than-ideal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 

People who gather more fat around their middle are at risk of metabolic syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

"I love fried chicken and chicken curry," said 41-year-old Wattana who now weighs 84kg. "Thai desserts are also my favourite as I simply find them irresistible."

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