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Fatty liver disease found in a majority of morbidly obese people
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Obesity is a major risk factor for fatty liver disease. Fatty liver in 47% of morbidly obese females, 85% of males
Fatty liver was found in nearly half (47 percent) of morbidly obese females and five-out-of-every-six morbidly obese males (85 percent).
Fatty liver was defined as more than 30 percent of liver cells were filled with fat droplets.
Inflammed liver in 47% of morbidly obese females, 55% of males
Inflammation of the liver was found in 47 percent of morbidly obese females and 55 percent of morbidly obese males.
Wolf A, Busch B, Kuhlmann H, Beisiegel U. Histological changes in the liver of morbidly obese patients: correlation with metabolic parameters. Obes Surg. 2005 Feb, 15(2):228-37.
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