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What causes fatty liver?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck.

Answered 7/11/2018

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Dr. Miguel Rodriguez answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Causes of fatty live: Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much. The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere else is storage space. So by default, fat will be stored in the liver as well. There are some disease that will result in increased fat production or decreased use and therefore the storage of fat begins.

Answered 12/8/2016

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Ingested Carbs, Etoh: Body ability to store sugar low & sugar used, in small amts, before fats. Sugar (ie. All carbs) in food (beyond low ongoing needs) quickly converted by liver into fat & if liver unable to export fat fast enough; fatty liver results. Thus eliminate all carbs, including fruit, so liver has to convert fat back to sugar & ketones (quite healthy). Study dietdoctor, taubes, lusting, attia, fatheadmovie.

Answered 6/8/2013

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Dr. David Cohen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Many causes: Obesity, diabetes, metabollic syndrome, alcohol.

Answered 11/2/2015

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