Info For Your Health.com

Information About Fatty Liver

Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Cirrhosis
Fatty Liver
Hemochromatosis
Hepatitis
Liver Diseases
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Wilson's Disease
  Fatty Liver
 
Fatty liver or steatosis hepatis is a reversible condition seen in chronic alcoholism and many other conditions, where large vacuoles of lipid accumulate in hepatocytes (the cells of the liver).

Accumulation of fat in liver cells will cause the liver to enlarge. The lipid within the vacuoles is a particular type of lipid known as triglyceride. Triglyceride molecules consist of a glyerol backbone with three fatty acid molecules joined on.


This article is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
View live article
 
© 2005 Info For Your Health. All rights reserved.