Quality of life, economic burden of NASH comparable, worse than type 2 diabetes

Patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis experienced similar mental and work-related impairment as patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus but worse physical status, daily activities impairment and more health care resource use.“As a result of the possible asymptomatic presentation, low disease awareness, low rate of liver biopsy and no approved specific therapies, the prevalence and burden of NASH may be underestimated,” Elliot B. Tapper, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology and internal medicine at University of Michigan Health, and colleagues wrote in BMCRead More