Asian, lean patients with NAFLD have lower prevalence of cirrhosis, CVD

Lean Asian patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had significantly lower prevalence of cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease and metabolic abnormalities than lean non-Asian patients.“Everyone knows that NAFLD is very common and everyone knows obesity is an important risk factor. But not everyone knows that patients can look skinny and normal and still have fatty liver disease,” Anna S. Lok, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of clinical hepatology at University of Michigan, told Healio Gastroenterology. “That is something we want people to be aware of,Read More

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