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What does it mean if you have fatty liver disease?

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Some fat in your liver is normal. But if it makes up more than 5%-10% of the organ's weight, you may have fatty liver disease. If you're a drinker, stop. That's one of the key causes of the condition.

From: Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease," "Fatty Liver."

EMedicine: "Alcoholic Fatty Liver."

NIDDK: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 4, 2019

SOURCES:

Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease," "Fatty Liver."

EMedicine: "Alcoholic Fatty Liver."

NIDDK: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

American College of Gastroenterology: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 4, 2019

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