Rise in NAFLD in pregnancy has ‘huge national implications,’ highlights need for detection

The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was 14% among pregnant women screened during early pregnancy, with fewer than 5% receiving prior evaluation for NAFLD, according to research in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“There has been a rise in NAFLD in women of childbearing age,” Tatyana Kushner, MD, MSCE, study author and associate professor of medicine in the division of liver diseases at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Healio. “NAFLD is the leading cause of liver transplantation among women and the leading cause of cirrhosis among womenRead More