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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Highly Prevalent in American Adults  (Read 9147 times)

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Fatty Liver Disease Highly Prevalent in American Adults
« on: January 06, 2021, 10:49:13 am »
atty liver disease is quite prevalent among adults in the United States, according to a recent study. Further, Latinos have a higher chance of developing this condition, while Asians have a greater risk of lean fatty liver disease. The study was published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The accumulation of fat in the liver—which includes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the more severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcohol-related fatty liver disease—is responsible for a growing proportion of advanced liver disease worldwide. Fatty liver disease can lead to liver inflammation, advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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