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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. What does that mean?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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In brief: Common liver disease

Fatty liver is when fat is deposited in the liver. It can be caused by chronic moderate to severe alcohol consumption and some medications.
The most common form though is related to obesity, elevated triglycerides, and diabetes. It can lead to cirrhosis over time. It is generally an asymptomatic disease.

In brief: Common liver disease

Fatty liver is when fat is deposited in the liver. It can be caused by chronic moderate to severe alcohol consumption and some medications.
The most common form though is related to obesity, elevated triglycerides, and diabetes. It can lead to cirrhosis over time. It is generally an asymptomatic disease.
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