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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).
Lower BMI before obesity surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, study finds

Lower BMI before obesity surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, study finds

Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder

Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder

Genetic relic of the 'Black Death' may provide clues for treating fatal liver scarring

Genetic relic of the 'Black Death' may provide clues for treating fatal liver scarring

Lifestyle intervention can benefit obese children despite common gene variants

Lifestyle intervention can benefit obese children despite common gene variants

Infant gut microbes altered by mother's obesity may increase risk for future disease

Infant gut microbes altered by mother's obesity may increase risk for future disease

Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Researchers identify epigenetic changes that increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers identify epigenetic changes that increase risk of type 2 diabetes

GW study examines impact of nervous system on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

GW study examines impact of nervous system on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Circadian clock could play key role in the fight against liver cancer

Circadian clock could play key role in the fight against liver cancer

New project aims to estimate scientific basis of health risks posed by substance mixtures

New project aims to estimate scientific basis of health risks posed by substance mixtures

Forced expression of a natural protein reduces fat in mice by a third

Forced expression of a natural protein reduces fat in mice by a third

Natural protein may offer novel therapy to reverse disorders associated with metabolic syndrome

Natural protein may offer novel therapy to reverse disorders associated with metabolic syndrome

Novartis enters into clinical development agreement with Pfizer to improve treatment of NASH

Novartis enters into clinical development agreement with Pfizer to improve treatment of NASH

Researchers identify new potential target to inhibit progression of liver disease

Researchers identify new potential target to inhibit progression of liver disease

Map of human liver cells reveals molecular make-up of individual cells

Map of human liver cells reveals molecular make-up of individual cells

UT Southwestern biochemist receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for innate immunity discovery

UT Southwestern biochemist receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for innate immunity discovery

Sleeping Beauty technique helps identify genes responsible for NAFLD-associated liver cancer

Sleeping Beauty technique helps identify genes responsible for NAFLD-associated liver cancer

Low levels of cellular copper may make fat cells fatter

Low levels of cellular copper may make fat cells fatter

Carnegie scientist awarded NIH grant to identify novel medicines for cardiovascular disease

Carnegie scientist awarded NIH grant to identify novel medicines for cardiovascular disease

University of Houston biologist explores therapeutic targets to prevent atherosclerosis

University of Houston biologist explores therapeutic targets to prevent atherosclerosis