Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 2nd, 2004
According to recent research from England, "fatty liver or hepatic steatosis, which is the result of the abnormal accumulation of triacylglycerol within the cytoplasm of hepatocytes, is a common histological finding in human liver biopsy specimens that is attributed to the effects of alcohol excess, obesity, diabetes, or drugs. There is a general consensus that fatty liver compromises hepatic microcirculation, the common exchange network upon which hepatic arterial and portal inflows converge, regardless of underlying etiology. A significant reduction in hepatic microcirculation has been observed in human...
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