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After 10 days, rhesus monkeys force-fed diets containing 41% alcohol calories developed fatty livers by light microscopy, reported a team led by B. H. Ruebner of the National Center for Primate Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis. Substitution of ethanol [beverage alcohol] by carbohydrates did not produce any of these changes, suggesting that the fatty liver produced by ethanol is not due to lack of lipotropic factors or to dietary imbalance.