Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a serious clinicopathological condition that is recognized as the most frequent chronic liver disease, affecting 14%-30% of the world’s population. The prevalence of NAFLD has rapidly grown and is correlated with the growth in obesity and type 2 diabetes, among other factors. NAFLD often results in long-term complications including cardiovascular disease, liver cirrhosis, and liver fibrosis. This paper provides an updated overview of NAFLD with a focus on epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, screening, complications, and pharmacological therapies to identify effective risk prevention and health promotion.
Khan, DO, Adnan; Ross, Heather; Salinas, Natali; Chen, Sarah; Chauhan, Kashyap; Wang, Makala; Yan, BA, Brian; Magagna, John; Beiriger, Jacob; Shah, Yash; Shahzad, Taha; and Halegoua-De Marzio, MD, Dina, "Risk Prevention and Health Promotion for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases (NAFLD)" (2022). Division of Internal Medicine Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 59.
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