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Looming Epidemic: Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

posted by Echosens

on March 11, 2019

Overview

Liver disease is a silent epidemic, affecting millions of Americans and imposing a significant financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Not simply a result of alcohol consumption, as many believe, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common type of liver disease in the Western world — associated with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and other metabolic risk factors and directly related to too much fat in the liver cells.