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non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

noun [U] uk   /nɒn.æl.kəˌhɒl.ɪk ˌfæt.i ˈlɪv.ə. dɪˌziːz/  us   /ˈnɑn.æl.kəˌhɔl.ɪk ˈfæt̬.i ˈlɪv.ər dɪˌziːz/ specialized
a condition in which there is too much fat in the liver, affecting people who drink little or no alcohol. It can lead to hepatitis and scarring of the liver
(Definition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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