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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (aka Fatty liver)/Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is fatty liver along with inflammation. Over time this can lead to scarring and damage in the liver, and eventually result in liver cancer and/or cirrhosis. NAFLD/NASH is a worldwide disease and is becoming a leading indication for a liver transplant in this country. Although typically associated in people who have a higher BMI, this is being increasingly recognized in those who have a normal BMI as well. It can also go unrecognized for years as many people are generally asymptomatic. However, early detection and management is extremely important in this condition as it can help reverse and prevent disease progression if diagnosed early enough.

By: New York Gastroenteroloy

Reviewed by: Jennifer Leong, MD

Published: Aug 9th, 2022

Last Reviewed: Aug 9th, 2022

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