What Is Hepatic Steatosis?

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3. What Is Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis?

When the deposition of fat in the liver cells leads to inflammation, the condition is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The fat acts as a toxin in the liver. This does not occur with everyone who gets NAFLD, but for some, the disease progresses to this more severe form.

Over time, those who develop NASH experience increasing levels of damage to the liver. An aggressive form of the disease can lead to scar tissue development and, eventually, liver failure. The damage to the liver is similar to the damage seen in those who have alcohol-induced fatty liver disease.

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