New name for NAFLD may not be better, process may become ‘endless debate’

Many health care providers agree the term nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a bad name because it’s defining a disease by what it is not; however, the challenge has been to find something that would fulfill a number of criteria.Some patients feel that the term “nonalcoholic” gives them relief because when you tell someone they have cirrhosis, they link it to alcohol. It is difficult to find a term that will encompass the complexity of the disease, and changing the definition of NAFLD would make all prior studies invalid (ie, potentially a different population was studiedRead More

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