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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

Sunflower seeds contaminated by toxic molds pose increased health risks

Sunflower seeds contaminated by toxic molds pose increased health risks

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

Babies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggests

Babies with low or high birth weight may be at increased risk for developing NAFLD, study suggests

Researchers map gene activity to reveal how the liver performs different functions

Researchers map gene activity to reveal how the liver performs different functions

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

FDA authorizes marketing of first direct-to-consumer GHR tests for certain diseases

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

Magnetic resonance technology can improve fatty liver diagnosis

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Liver shows positive response to leptin therapy in patients with partial lipodystrophy, study finds

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Low and high birth weights linked to severity of liver disease in children

Australia has potential to eradicate hepatitis C in 10–15 years, says expert

Australia has potential to eradicate hepatitis C in 10–15 years, says expert

Global symposium focuses on chemistry and biological effects of maple food product

Global symposium focuses on chemistry and biological effects of maple food product

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Cold-induced fat-like molecules help fuel metabolism in mice

Cold-induced fat-like molecules help fuel metabolism in mice