High mortality rates prove lean patients with NAFLD should ‘be taken seriously’

Lean patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had significantly higher mortality than non-lean patients, despite having lower rates of cirrhosis and diabetes, according to research in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.“While NAFLD is strongly associated with overweight/obesity, up to 20% of patients with NAFLD have normal BMI,” Vincent L. Chen, MD, assistant professor of gastroenterology and internal medicine at the University of Michigan, told Healio. “There is still much we do not know about these so-called ‘lean NAFLD’ patients.”To betterRead More