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Fatty liver, also known as fatty liver disease (FLD), is a reversible condition where large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e. abnormal retention of lipids within a cell).
Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

Polyploid cells can protect the liver against cancer formation, study shows

Polyploid cells can protect the liver against cancer formation, study shows

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Endogenous peptide improves glucose and insulin tolerance and reduces body weight in mice

Endogenous peptide improves glucose and insulin tolerance and reduces body weight in mice

New discovery could be key to stopping damage caused by inflammation in many diseases

New discovery could be key to stopping damage caused by inflammation in many diseases

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

Powerful anti-oxidant can stop progression of fatty liver disease in young mice

Powerful anti-oxidant can stop progression of fatty liver disease in young mice

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Hormone therapy combination may improve metabolism without increasing risk of reproductive cancer

Hormone therapy combination may improve metabolism without increasing risk of reproductive cancer

New recommendations aim to improve diagnosis of liver disease, prevent unnecessary tests

New recommendations aim to improve diagnosis of liver disease, prevent unnecessary tests

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Pioneering research project aims to develop better diagnostic tests for NAFLD

Synthetic double-stranded RNA may have potential for use as vaccine to prevent liver cancer

Synthetic double-stranded RNA may have potential for use as vaccine to prevent liver cancer

Chronic liver inflammation promotes cancer by suppressing immunosurveillance, study finds

Chronic liver inflammation promotes cancer by suppressing immunosurveillance, study finds

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

Fat hormone associated with NASH may be effective target for therapeutic intervention

Human exposure to glyphosate has increased significantly over 23 years, research finds

Human exposure to glyphosate has increased significantly over 23 years, research finds