Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  title={Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Briohny W. Smith and Leon Anton Adams},
  journal={Critical reviews in clinical laboratory sciences},
  volume={48 3},
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to the accumulation of hepatic steatosis not due to excess alcohol consumption. The prevalence of NAFLD is up to 30% in developed countries and nearly 10% in developing nations, making NAFLD the most common liver condition in the world. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is related to insulin resistance and, thus, it is frequently found in individuals who have central obesity or diabetes. Insulin resistance and excess adiposity are associated with… CONTINUE READING


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