How common is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Asia-Pacific region and are there local differences?

@article{Amarapurkar2007HowCI,
  title={How common is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Asia-Pacific region and are there local differences?},
  author={Deepak Narayan Amarapurkar and Estsuko Hashimoto and Laurentius Adrianto Lesmana and Jose D. Sollano and Pei-Jer Chen and Khean-lee Goh},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={788-93}
}
Risk factors for development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis include obesity, especially central adiposity, glucose intolerance or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and dyslipidemia. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now considered a manifestation of metabolic syndrome. During the last two decades, NAFLD has become the most common chronic liver disease in North America and Europe, but until recently was thought to be uncommon (perhaps due to the lack of study) in Asia. Fatty liver… CONTINUE READING

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