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NASH Main Forums => Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) => Topic started by: Hep Editors on November 25, 2019, 10:17:27 am

Title: Machine Learning Tool Can Predict Risk of Fatty Liver Disease
Post by: Hep Editors on November 25, 2019, 10:17:27 am
Researchers developed a machine-learning tool that can predict the risk of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) among people with other health conditions.

Jörn Schattenberg, MD, of the department of medicine at the University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany, presented findings from the study at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in Boston (The Liver Meeting). The research team also included investigators from Novartis Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland, and ZS Associates in New Jersey.

NASH and its less severe form, non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD), occur when fat accumulates in the liver. Over time, this can lead to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis and liver cancer.