The medical term “fatty liver disease” is getting a new name as terminology adapts to better reflect the symptoms of the disease and becomes more sensitive to patient experiences. The changes were needed because the term could be considered to confer stigma. Listen in this week as Dee reveals the new name for this metabolic condition, and offers some helpful nutrtion advice on how to support healing of the liver.
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