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

Inhibiting pore formation in cells may facilitate prevention, treatment of NASH-associated liver cancer

Inhibiting pore formation in cells may facilitate prevention, treatment of NASH-associated liver cancer

Simple blood test can predict liver cancer risk in NAFLD patients

Simple blood test can predict liver cancer risk in NAFLD patients

Researchers identify the role of TREM2-positive macrophages in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers identify the role of TREM2-positive macrophages in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Diet supplemented with or deficient in methionine affects gene expression related to liver cell fat metabolism

Diet supplemented with or deficient in methionine affects gene expression related to liver cell fat metabolism

Study shows alarming trends in mortality from alcoholic cirrhosis in the U.S.

Study shows alarming trends in mortality from alcoholic cirrhosis in the U.S.

Increasing growth hormone levels can improve liver health in patients with NAFLD

Increasing growth hormone levels can improve liver health in patients with NAFLD

New project seeks to develop a microscopy system for making drug interactions in the liver visible

New project seeks to develop a microscopy system for making drug interactions in the liver visible

Researchers show the connection between NAFLD and diabetes risk in children

Researchers show the connection between NAFLD and diabetes risk in children

Study: Avoiding high fructose consumption can help prevent the development of NAFLD

Study: Avoiding high fructose consumption can help prevent the development of NAFLD

Etiologies of liver cancer are changing and the prognosis is mixed, study says

Etiologies of liver cancer are changing and the prognosis is mixed, study says

Weight loss with bariatric surgery associated with lower risk of cancer and cancer-related mortality

Weight loss with bariatric surgery associated with lower risk of cancer and cancer-related mortality

Benefits and limitations of non-invasive tests for diagnosing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Benefits and limitations of non-invasive tests for diagnosing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

NTU scientists discover why NAFLD patients are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease

NTU scientists discover why NAFLD patients are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease

Study demonstrates how the transcription factor C/EBPβ can positively influence fat storage

Study demonstrates how the transcription factor C/EBPβ can positively influence fat storage

Lean people with NAFLD more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who are overweight

Lean people with NAFLD more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who are overweight

Perceived stigmatization is common among patients with NAFLD, study finds

Perceived stigmatization is common among patients with NAFLD, study finds

Exercise can have a beneficial effect on factors contributing to NAFLD, study shows

Exercise can have a beneficial effect on factors contributing to NAFLD, study shows

Novel therapy using nitric oxide may be an efficient and safe way to treat multiple metabolic diseases

Novel therapy using nitric oxide may be an efficient and safe way to treat multiple metabolic diseases

CN Bio introduces PhysioMimix NASH ‘in-a-box’ reagent kit

CN Bio introduces PhysioMimix NASH ‘in-a-box’ reagent kit

Researchers uncover a new protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers uncover a new protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease