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What is Fatty Liver?

Histological section of a murine liver showing severe steatosis (fatty liver).

A condition in which gat accumulates within the liver cells. The most common cause of fatty liver is excessive consumption of alcohol which, if continued leads to cirrhosis. However, if the drinking of alcohol stops, the fat clears from the liver.

Fatty liver can also occur in association with obesity, diabetes mellitus, starvation, and in some cases of chronic ill-health.

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