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Digestive Health

What are the health risks of having a fatty liver?

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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    About 10 percent of Americans have fatty livers from being overwhelmed with fat sent from the intestines and omentum (our abdominal fat depot) for processing. Fatty livers can lead to fibrosis, reduced liver function, and even cirrhosis over time—although for most folks, you just end up looking like foie gras on the insides.
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