Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
A wide range of diseases and conditions can increase your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including:
- Certain medications
- Gastric bypass surgery
- High cholesterol
- High levels of triglycerides in the blood
- Metabolic syndrome
- Rapid weight loss
- Toxins and chemicals, such as pesticides
- Type 2 diabetes
- Wilson's disease
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