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NASH Main Forums => Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) => Topic started by: Hep Editors on May 01, 2020, 01:58:12 pm

Title: It’s High Time NAFLD Was Renamed, Experts Say
Post by: Hep Editors on May 01, 2020, 01:58:12 pm
An expert panel has called for renaming non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), preferring the name metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) to better reflect the drivers of the disease and to improve efforts to prevent and treat it.

Publishing their conclusions in the journal Gastroenterology, the scientists noted that one quarter of the global population has fatty liver disease.

MAFLD, to use the suggested new terminology, refers to the buildup of fat in the liver associated with metabolic dysfunction. This can give rise to inflammation, which over time can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The more severe form of the condition is traditionally known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/high-time-nafld-renamed-experts-say
Title: Re: It’s High Time NAFLD Was Renamed, Experts Say
Post by: Docroccin on June 08, 2020, 09:17:39 am
Fatty liver!  Sounds like a bad meal. Definitely time for a name change. Why not something impressive. Hepatosteatosis maybe.