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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Latest Fatty Liver News and Research

Researchers identify risk factors for fatty liver disease

Researchers identify risk factors for fatty liver disease

Promising researchers to receive funding through AGA Research Foundation Awards Program

Promising researchers to receive funding through AGA Research Foundation Awards Program

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Researchers find a 'skinny' gene

Study reveals mechanism involved in the development of diabetes, fatty liver

Study reveals mechanism involved in the development of diabetes, fatty liver

Diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Chemicals found in consumer products could contribute to onset of lipid-related diseases

Chemicals found in consumer products could contribute to onset of lipid-related diseases

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A promising treatment for chronic inflammatory liver disease

A promising treatment for chronic inflammatory liver disease

Study uncovers how the body synthesizes triglycerides

Study uncovers how the body synthesizes triglycerides

New drugs developed for treating polycystic hepatorenal diseases

New drugs developed for treating polycystic hepatorenal diseases

Different types of white fat may play distinct roles in metabolic diseases

Different types of white fat may play distinct roles in metabolic diseases

Voluntary exercise could help prevent liver cancer, study shows

Voluntary exercise could help prevent liver cancer, study shows

Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Gastric bypass may be the best surgical option in patients with NAFLD

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries

Research reveals rising rates of liver cancer

Research reveals rising rates of liver cancer

MAFLD: New terminology can help improve treatment for patients with fatty liver disease

MAFLD: New terminology can help improve treatment for patients with fatty liver disease

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

How effective is Gabapentin in alcohol use disorder?

Yale discovery has implications for treatment of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Yale discovery has implications for treatment of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease