Most of us know the liver as the organ that breaks down alcohol, but it’s actually non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that has doctors and scientists worried: 1 in 4 people are now affected by this fatty-liver condition. Fatty livers are reversible with changes to diet and exercise. But without intervention, the condition may worsen, becoming known as NASH. This animation explores the ways in which researchers are working to improve diagnosis and treatment of this increasingly common disease.
Read more in a poster on the subject: www.nature.com/collections/fatty-liver-graphic-outline
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