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Fatty liver disease not linked to cancer development

Steatohepatitis, or fatty disease of the liver does not imply an increased risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma, a common type of cancer of the liver. Fatty deposits in the liver are caused by high alcohol consumption, obesity, and a condition called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Liver cancer is associated with chronic hepatitis C infection and cirrhosis. Steatosis is diagnosed by blood tests to detect leaked liver enzymes, which means there is liver damage, and with a liver biopsy.

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About: Fatty liver disease not linked to cancer development

Date: 14 September 2005

Source: Hepatitis neighborhood

Author: John C. Martin


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