Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Review

Mamun Al Mahtab, Sheikh Mohammad Fazle Akbar


Although being recognized rather late non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) appears to be major cause of liver related mortality and morbidity globally. Data source: Review of published literature on NAFLD. Review of literature suggests that we now have broad based understanding about different aspects of NAFLD ranging from aetiology to pathogenesis and prognosis to treatment. A lot still needs to be done specially to diagnose non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) non-invasively as well as to develop specific pathogenesis directed therapy for this apparently benign, but deadly disease.

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