Harvard Heart Letter

Fatty liver disease and your heart

About one in three adults has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, an often-silent condition closely linked to heart disease. The largest organ inside your body, your liver performs hundreds of vital functions. It converts food into fuel, processes cholesterol, clears harmful toxins from the blood, and makes proteins that help your blood clot, to name a few. But an alarming number of Americans have a potentially dangerous accumulation of fat inside their…

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