fatty liver

noun

Definition of fatty liver

: an abnormal condition of the liver that is marked by excess lipid accumulation in the hepatocytes and is typically associated with obesity, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, excessive alcohol consumption, hyperlipidemia, toxins, or diabetes also : a liver affected with fatty liver

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Recent Examples on the Web Such inflammation is associated with chronic conditions, such as insulin resistance, higher glucose levels, diabetes, heart disease and fatty liver disease. Pam Moore, Washington Post, "Some trainers tout HIIT as the best way to burn belly fat. Here’s what science says.," 15 Dec. 2020 Approximately 40% of Americans will develop Type 2 diabetes during their lives, and 33%-88% have fatty liver. Alexander Suvorov, The Conversation, "Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism," 15 Oct. 2020 Rises or falls in PPARs activity contribute to obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and fatty liver disease. Alexander Suvorov, The Conversation, "Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism," 15 Oct. 2020 Shortly after their wedding in 2008, Juan’s health began to deteriorate and he was diagnosed with a fatty liver. Dallas News, "Death of Parkland nurse’s husband underscores private battles health care workers face amid coronavirus pandemic," 3 Aug. 2020 Hepatic steatosis is also known as fatty liver disease, according to WebMD. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "A 65-year-old man died in Indianapolis police custody 2 years ago. Now there's a lawsuit.," 1 Sep. 2018 Juan Diaz was experiencing complications from his fatty liver. Dallas News, "Death of Parkland nurse’s husband underscores private battles health care workers face amid coronavirus pandemic," 3 Aug. 2020 Farmers who produce foie gras – meaning fatty liver in French – say the birds are treated humanely and don’t suffer during the fattening process. USA TODAY, "Pumpkin boat, foie gras ban, library raccoons: News from around our 50 states," 31 Oct. 2019 Nearly a third of adults in the U.S. have fatty liver, while as many as 12% have NASH, according to Dr. Laurent Fischer, head of liver therapeutic development at Allergan . Charley Grant, WSJ, "A Big, Fatty Opportunity for Big Pharma," 18 Jan. 2019

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circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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fatty liver

noun

Medical Definition of fatty liver

1 : an abnormal condition of the liver that is marked by excess accumulation of lipids (such as triglycerides) in the hepatocytes and is typically associated with obesity, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, excessive alcohol consumption, high levels of fat in the blood, diabetes, or toxins

Note: Fatty liver is often asymptomatic and benign but may progress to fibrosis and liver failure.

2 : a liver affected with fatty liver

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