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Author Archives: Paul Sarmiento MD

January 24, 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. It can be divided into 2 types. Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is characterized by isolated steatosis. Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is more aggressive and is characterized by cell injury, inflammation, ballooning of the hepatocyte and may lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. At the root of NAFLD is an unhealthy lifestyle and obesity. Weight loss is the only known treatment at present. [Read more]