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What causes fatty liver?

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In brief: Causes of fatty liver disease

There are a number of things that can cause fatty liver disease.
The two main ones are:


• drinking too much alcohol
• being overweight or obese – this makes it more likely that you will develop conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol, both of which can also cause fatty liver disease


There are other things that can cause fatty liver disease, including some medicines and rapid weight loss, but these are less common.

Acute fatty liver disease is a very rare complication that can develop during the last three months of pregnancy. It can lead to liver failure if it’s not treated quickly. If you’re pregnant and develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, being sick and yellow whites of your eyes and skin, you should contact your doctor straight away.

In brief: Causes of fatty liver disease

There are a number of things that can cause fatty liver disease.
The two main ones are:


• drinking too much alcohol
• being overweight or obese – this makes it more likely that you will develop conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol, both of which can also cause fatty liver disease


There are other things that can cause fatty liver disease, including some medicines and rapid weight loss, but these are less common.

Acute fatty liver disease is a very rare complication that can develop during the last three months of pregnancy. It can lead to liver failure if it’s not treated quickly. If you’re pregnant and develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, being sick and yellow whites of your eyes and skin, you should contact your doctor straight away.
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