Fatty Liver

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).
What is Fatty Liver?

Fatty liver is a very common disorder and up to 20 percent of adults and approximately 5 percent of children are affected.

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High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

High fructose corn syrup increases risk factors for heart disease, diabetes

Glucagon resistance: A new biological concept in the fight against diabetes

Glucagon resistance: A new biological concept in the fight against diabetes

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

CN Bio partners with Imperial College London to uncover therapeutic targets for alcoholic hepatitis

CN Bio partners with Imperial College London to uncover therapeutic targets for alcoholic hepatitis

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Study shows fatty liver disease is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 hospitalization

Study shows link between lipid metabolism and onset of psychosis

Study shows link between lipid metabolism and onset of psychosis

New discovery could help protect the liver from fructose-induced diseases

New discovery could help protect the liver from fructose-induced diseases

Researchers identify how promising therapy may work to improve adverse effects of NAFLD

Researchers identify how promising therapy may work to improve adverse effects of NAFLD

Excessive fructose consumption can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Excessive fructose consumption can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

New insights into how high-protein diet protects against fatty liver

New insights into how high-protein diet protects against fatty liver

Study shows how aging fat cells lead to lifestyle diseases

Study shows how aging fat cells lead to lifestyle diseases

TGen review: Postmenopausal women at higher risk for developing NALFD

TGen review: Postmenopausal women at higher risk for developing NALFD

Abnormal liver tests associated with poorer COVID-19 outcomes

Abnormal liver tests associated with poorer COVID-19 outcomes

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Aerobic exercise may be more important for improvement in patients with fatty liver diseases

Aerobic exercise may be more important for improvement in patients with fatty liver diseases

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Novel drug candidate offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes

Experts develop a simple questionnaire to raise awareness about managing liver disease

Experts develop a simple questionnaire to raise awareness about managing liver disease