It might be...but I'm not saying for sure.
Fatty liver disease can be caused by
alcohol consumption, diabetes, insulin
resistance, some medications (such as
steriods), high cholesterol/triglyeride levels,
pregnancy, hereditary metabolic problems
When I thought about what you said...this
is what came to mind.
If the bile becomes blocked, it will back
up into the liver. The bile acids and minerals
can damage the liver cells...if the cells
become damaged, then they might not
be able to handle the fat appropriately and
cause this. You made a very good point.
However...I have not read about this bile
backing up being a cause.
There are different things that can cause
the bile to back up: a stone from the gallbladder
moving into the ducts and becoming stuck;
any type of obstruction like an infection, cyst,
tumor. If the bile ducts become mal formed
or twisted and strictured in nature...or the
diagnosis of biliary cirrhosis.
Though, I could not answer your question for
certain...I do believe it is a possibility and
I hope this information is of some help to you.
caregiver to a liver transplant patient