Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: controlling an emerging epidemic, challenges, and future directions

@inproceedings{Ofosu2018NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: controlling an emerging epidemic, challenges, and future directions},
  author={Andrew Ofosu and Daryl Ramai and M Sureswara Reddy},
  booktitle={Annals of gastroenterology},
  year={2018}
}
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects over 30% of the United States population and is projected to become a leading cause of chronic liver disease by 2020. As a result, the economic and societal burden of NAFLD is far-reaching. The cost of managing NAFLD complications has an estimated 10 year economic burden of $908 billion. This review provides an overview of current knowledge on NAFLD, with emphasis on identifying gaps in its diagnosis and management, and proposes future… CONTINUE READING

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