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Liver Center - Steatosis


Definition Incidence Risk Factors/Cause
The accumulation of fat in liver cells with no inflammation or scarring. Approximately 29 million Americans 90 percent of obese persons History of obesity with predominant abdominal fat distribution History of diabetes History of high cholesterol History of high triglycerides History of high blood pressure
Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment/Prevention
Usually initially asymptomatic Occasional vague right upper-quadrant abdominal pain Medical history Physical exam Blood tests Liver ultrasound CT Scan MRI Liver biopsy Weight loss Exercise