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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.
COVID-19 severity is correlated with body composition

COVID-19 severity is correlated with body composition

Exercise may help reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with aggressive form of NAFLD

Exercise may help reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with aggressive form of NAFLD

Discovery could lead to new treatment approach for people with alcohol-associated liver disease

Discovery could lead to new treatment approach for people with alcohol-associated liver disease

Livers of men with hepatic diseases undergo sex-change

Livers of men with hepatic diseases undergo sex-change

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals reduces emergency visits, hospitalizations among hepatitis C patients

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals reduces emergency visits, hospitalizations among hepatitis C patients

Researchers highlight the extent to which NAFLD and diabetes jointly occur worldwide

Researchers highlight the extent to which NAFLD and diabetes jointly occur worldwide

Gut microbial signatures associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Gut microbial signatures associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Transformational $104 million gift will help VCU to expand treatment options for liver diseases

Transformational $104 million gift will help VCU to expand treatment options for liver diseases

Researchers generate stable cell lines capable of producing various hepatitis B virus genotypes

Researchers generate stable cell lines capable of producing various hepatitis B virus genotypes

Discovery may lead to new treatment approach for people with alcohol-associated liver disease

Discovery may lead to new treatment approach for people with alcohol-associated liver disease

Hundreds of new proteins that could play a role in cystic fibrosis discovered

Hundreds of new proteins that could play a role in cystic fibrosis discovered

New class of compounds can improve multiple aspects of metabolic syndrome, mice study shows

New class of compounds can improve multiple aspects of metabolic syndrome, mice study shows

Liver cirrhosis has higher hospitalization and in-hospital mortality rates in Germany

Liver cirrhosis has higher hospitalization and in-hospital mortality rates in Germany

Study provides new understanding of caffeine's protective effects on the cardiovascular system

Study provides new understanding of caffeine's protective effects on the cardiovascular system

Study finds 50% increase in hospitalizations for alcoholic hepatitis in early months of the pandemic

Study finds 50% increase in hospitalizations for alcoholic hepatitis in early months of the pandemic

Maternal metabolic syndrome can switch on imprinted gene associated with NAFLD in offspring

Maternal metabolic syndrome can switch on imprinted gene associated with NAFLD in offspring

Desipramine and L-cycloserine together reduce ceramide levels in the retina and enhance vision

Desipramine and L-cycloserine together reduce ceramide levels in the retina and enhance vision

UofL professor wins $6.7 million grant to investigate how metals cause lung cancer

UofL professor wins $6.7 million grant to investigate how metals cause lung cancer

Study highlights the risk of kidney disease and obesity in people with type 1 diabetes

Study highlights the risk of kidney disease and obesity in people with type 1 diabetes

Study finds poorer outcomes after ICU discharge in patients with alcohol-associated cirrhosis

Study finds poorer outcomes after ICU discharge in patients with alcohol-associated cirrhosis