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What is the rate of prevalence for fatty liver disease?

Evidence of a fatty liver is considered almost a guarantee among people who consistently drink heavily. But about 40 percent of people who drink in moderation also may show signs of a fatty liver. When it is not found in combination with cirrhosis or more advanced stages of alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease alone does not typically cause symptoms, so it is possible that many people have the condition without being aware of it.

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