Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Hepatic Steatosis is referred to fatty liver which is caused due to the excessive amount accumulation of triglycerides and other types of fats. The major cause of the hepatic steatosis is consumption of alcohol in high amount which directly affects liver cells. Other risk factors for the development of fatty liver are type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and high cholesterol. Steatosis is more common in women, and may also appear in thin people with low alcohol intake in smaller proportions. Both hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis and cause no symptoms (they are asymptomatic) in early stages and are usually discovered incidentally in ultrasound or CT scans. The condition is generally not painful and may go unnoticed for a long period of time. In severe cases, the liver can increase to over three times its normal size and may be painful and tender.
Last date updated on September, 2014