NAFLD ‘not fit for purpose’: Experts debate impact of changing name vs. definition

WASHINGTON — The term ‘non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’ no longer reflects current knowledge of the disease and should be changed, members of the NAFLD Nomenclature steering committee noted during The Liver Meeting.“I think what was clear in the final round [of panel discussions] was a view that the current name is not fit for purpose,” committee co-chair Philip Newsome, MD, PhD, FRCPE, director of Research and Knowledge Transfer for the College of Medical & Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, told attendees. “TheRead More

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