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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver: Patient's Guide

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver - for Patients

Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is when fat stores increase in the liver of somebody who rarely drinks. The fat deposits can cause liver damage. Some people can go on to develop severe liver scarring, called cirrhosis.

NAFL most often occurs in people with high blood sugar, obesity, or high cholesterol. Most people feel fine and have no symptoms, but heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are more common in people with fatty liver.