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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity has been shown to play a significant role in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, ranging from simple fatty liver to advanced cirrhosis.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is not uncommon and, for most people there are no signs, symptoms, or complications. However, in some people, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. This condition can, in some cases, result in liver failure.