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Fatty liver. Light micrograph of a section through the liver of a patient with fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is commonly associated with alcohol or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension and obesity), but can also be due to any one of many causes. Fatty liver disease is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of fat (pale yellow circles) accumulate in liver cells. Magnification: x80 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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