Epidemiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in China.

@article{Fan2009EpidemiologyON,
  title={Epidemiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in China.},
  author={Jian-Gao Fan and Geoffrey C. Farrell},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={204-10}
}
Fatty liver (steatosis) is highly prevalent in China and is more often linked to obesity than to alcoholism. Among more affluent regions of China, the community prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is approximately 15%. With the increasing pandemic of obesity, the prevalence of NAFLD has approximately doubled in the past decade. The risk factors resemble those in other ethnic populations, but it is important to note that ethnic-specific definitions of central obesity, obesity… CONTINUE READING
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