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Fatty liver gives no warning signs

Most of us know that excessive alcohol use is bad for the liver. However, it is much less common knowledge that you can get liver disease even if you don’t consume alcohol at all.

  • Health and well-being
  • Text by Ulla Kaltiala
  • Photo by Raija Törrönen
Photo of Ville Männistö.
Ville Männistö and colleagues study the genetics, epigenetics and pathogenesis of non-alcoholíc fatty liver disease in a unique dataset of more than 400 bariatric surgery patients.

Weight loss reduces liver fat effectively, and damage to liver tissue can even be reversed in the early stages.