Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 21st, 2004
"Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is now a major cause of liver disease in developed countries, largely as a result of an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and sedentary lifestyles. This has resulted in raised clinical awareness and diagnostic refinement. The entity encompasses several histologic patterns from benign steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, the latter having a significant risk of progressive fibrosis and the development of cirrhosis," investigators in Australia report.
"Laboratory tests and imaging are not able to distinguish steatosis from...
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