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>> Ursula: A HEALTH ALERT ON A CONDITION THAT MOST AMERICANS HAVE NEVER HEARD OF BUT EXPERTS SAY IT IS ONE THAT AS MANY AS ONE IN THREE IN THE US

MAY BE AT RISK FROM IT IS FATTY LIVER DISEASE AND IT'S ON THE RISE LESLIE MOUTON HAS MORE ON THE CONDITION AND THE CONTINUED SEARCH FOR AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR THIS GRADUAL KILLER >> I DIDN'T HAV ANY SYMPTOMS >> Reporter: LETICIA MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE SYMPTOMS BUT SHE DID IN FACT HAVE FATTY LIVER DISEASE, A SERIES DISEASE WHERE EXCESS FAT ACCUMULATES IN THE LIVER

>> WHEN THE FAT ACCUMULATES IN THE CELL THEN THAT CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE OF CELL >> Reporter: LIK LETICIA, PEOPLE WITH FATTY LIVER DISEASE DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS STILL THERE ARE FACTORS THAT CAN LEAD TO FATTY LIVER, INCLUDING OBESITY >> YOU MAY NOTICE INCREASED GIRTH BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE LIVER PAIN THOSE KINDS OF SYMPTOMS ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS THA DON'T SHOW UP UNTIL CIRRHOSIS, THE END STAGE OF THIS KIND OF THING

>> Reporter: THE DISEASE IS ALSO MORE PREVALENT IN HISPANICS DIAGNOSING FATTY LIVER DISEASE TAKES A BIOPSY TO DETERMINE IF THE LIVER IS STORING TOO MUCH FAT >> WE DON'T HAVE A TREATMENT YET >> Reporter: HE IS CURRENTLY TESTING A NEW ORAL MEDICATION THAT COULD TREAT FATTY LIVER DISEASE UNTIL MEDICATION IS APPROVED, HE SAID YOU CAN LOWER YOUR RISK BY MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT, EXERCISING, AND REPLACING FOODS LIKE THIS WITH FOODS LIKE THIS

>> AS A PATIENT, TAKE THE BULL

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