Excess Fat Can Lead To Liver Damage And Even Modify Your DNA
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Bethany is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

                       

Excess Fat Can Lead To Liver Damage And Even Modify Your DNA

The liver is one of the major organs involved in metabolic function because it performs the important function of converting excess carbohydrates and proteins into fatty acids and triglycerides. Under normal conditions, these compounds are stored properly and there are no health concerns; however, certain bodily conditions can result in improper accumulation of fat within liver cells. This can lead to inflammation, which in some people, progresses to cirrhosis — a stage of liver disease where permanent damage and scarring...

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