Excessive fat is accumulated in the liver and leads to a condition called fatty liver. There are two main types:
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
- Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Some amount of fat is already in the liver. When the quantity of accumulated fat increases to more than 5-10 % of its normal weight, the condition is known as fatty liver disease. Over time, with excessive alcohol consumption or other unhealthy lifestyles, the cumulative toxicity can result in liver cell injury, inflammation, and a weakening of your body’s natural defenses.