In fact those who were fat or obese had no extra risk of covid complications if their liver fat was in a healthy range.
However, those who were obese, and had fatty liver were two and a half times more likely to be hospitalised from coronavirus infection.
Obesity increases the likelihood of fatty liver disease.
The UK BioBank data found as many as 1 in 9 of the adult population has more than ten percent fat in their liver. This means 1 in 9 adults would be at increased risk.