Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Epidemiology, Screening, Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management

  • Author: Philip N. Newsome, PhD, FRCPE (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Quentin M. Anstee, BSc, MB BS, PhD, MRCP(UK), FRCP
  • Last Reviewed: 8/23/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • Obesity is the most common risk factor for NAFLD,[AASLD 2018] with approximately 650 million adults worldwide categorized as obese in 2016[WHO Obesity]
  • Reflecting the close relationship between metabolic syndrome and NAFLD, T2DM and dyslipidemia are also risk factors for NAFLD[AASLD 2018]
    • Rates of T2DM and dyslipidemia are markedly higher in those with NAFLD compared with the general population

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