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

Virginia Tech researcher receives $2.2 million to advance study on small 'fat burning' molecules

Virginia Tech researcher receives $2.2 million to advance study on small 'fat burning' molecules

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

British Liver Trust calls for action to address rising obesity rates that fuel liver disease crisis

Potential leptin therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Potential leptin therapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat may lower diabetes risk

Increasing a protein concentrated in brown fat may lower diabetes risk

Mice study shows that Western diet can lead to NASH, liver fibrosis

Mice study shows that Western diet can lead to NASH, liver fibrosis

Overweight or obesity amplifies harmful effects of alcohol on the liver

Overweight or obesity amplifies harmful effects of alcohol on the liver

Expanding genomic research into different ancestries yields more and better results

Expanding genomic research into different ancestries yields more and better results

New book brings the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology

New book brings the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology

Melatonin prevents kidney damage caused by metabolic complications of obesity

Melatonin prevents kidney damage caused by metabolic complications of obesity

Researchers investigate link between the liver’s immune system composition and NASH pathology

Researchers investigate link between the liver’s immune system composition and NASH pathology

Blocking ABCB10 protein in liver cells protects against high blood sugar, fatty liver disease

Blocking ABCB10 protein in liver cells protects against high blood sugar, fatty liver disease

A potential treatment to prevent obesity-related liver damage

A potential treatment to prevent obesity-related liver damage

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

Probiotic L. acidophilus can effectively treat intestinal inflammation, research shows

Probiotic L. acidophilus can effectively treat intestinal inflammation, research shows

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Mouse model closely replicates human NAFLD

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Exercise could be used to improve the oral environment in people with NAFLD

Researchers reveal the positive effects of exercise on the liver

Researchers reveal the positive effects of exercise on the liver

Research consortium identifies cell stress mechanisms for chronic inflammatory liver disease

Research consortium identifies cell stress mechanisms for chronic inflammatory liver disease

Restricting excessive consumption of added sugars may reduce NAFLD risk in children

Restricting excessive consumption of added sugars may reduce NAFLD risk in children