fatty liver


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 Diagnosed with fatty liver disease in June 2019 a worried Bruehl began skipping breakfast – except for coffee – to cut down on calories and lost a little weight. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 4 June 2022 Many patients have medical problems related to severe obesity, including diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea and painful arthritic joints. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 My blood pressure back to healthy levels, no more random bouts of falling over and no sign of fatty liver disease! Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 20 Mar. 2022 The analysis, which compared data from more than 800 participants two years before and after Maria, also found that more than twice as many participants reported eye disease, fatty liver disease and osteoporosis following the hurricane. Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2022 Talking about diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, can be addressed more effectively. Alejandra Reyes-velarde Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 The study, which included 494,585 U.K. Biobank participants over 10.7 years, also found that coffee drinkers are 21% less likely to develop CLD and 20% less likely to develop CLD or fatty liver disease. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 23 June 2021 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common in people who are overweight, have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 Risk factors for liver disease include drinking alcohol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, hepatitis B and C infections, and having nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 21 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fatty liver

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fatty liver was circa 1839

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17 Jun 2022

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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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