If not careful, NAFLD name change may damage decades of research on the disease

The term nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been around for almost three decades and it is an imperfect term, because it uses two controversial words: “nonalcoholic” and “fatty”.The words “fat” or “fatty” could be considered stigmatizing by patients. Additionally, the term “nonalcoholic” denotes absence of alcohol rather than presence of the underlying root cause of the disease: insulin resistance. These issues have caused some consternation. Although these are all legitimate concerns about the term NAFLD, there are severalRead More

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