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

Examples of fatty liver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bauche says this nutrient has been shown to aid many areas of your holistic health: Meeting your daily recommended intake could help stave off cardiovascular disease, and optimize your digestive system as to lower fatty liver disease risk. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Choline? The Health Benefits of This Essential Nutrient You Need to Know," 25 Jan. 2020 Two months later, a British coroner determined the singer died of natural causes due to heart disease and a fatty liver. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "George Michael's sister dies at 55 on third anniversary of singer's death," 27 Dec. 2019 In March 2017, the coroner revealed that the singer died of natural causes and suffered a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "George Michael's Sister Melanie Found Dead on Christmas, Exactly 3 Years After His Death," 27 Dec. 2019 The resulting fatty livers connoisseurs say are as silken and rich as butter bring in $15 million a year — about a third going to New York City. Washington Post, "New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras," 31 Oct. 2019 For instance, when male mice were fed a low-protein diet, their sperm was shown to be hypomethylated and their offspring had characteristics associated with metabolic syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including glucose intolerance. Judith Finlayson, chicagotribune.com, "Men’s lifestyles can affect babies’ health," 27 Nov. 2019 Farmers who produce foie gras — meaning fatty liver in French — say the birds are treated humanely and don’t suffer during the fattening process. Washington Post, "New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras," 31 Oct. 2019 Numerous diseases such as fatty liver disease, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases are also associated with increased levels of HIF protein in various tissues. Sadeesh K. Ramakrishnan, The Conversation, "Discovery of how cells sense oxygen levels earns Nobel Prize," 8 Oct. 2019 That condition, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), affects an estimated 1 billion people worldwide, and nearly one in three Americans. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Microbe that got man drunk could help explain common liver disease," 19 Sep. 2019

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circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Fatty liver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fatty%20liver. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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