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Nonalcoholic fatty liver in Asia: Firmly entrenched and rapidly gaining ground

Chitturi, Shivakumar; Wong, Vincent; Farrell, Geoffrey


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming an important chronic liver disorder in Asia. Prevalence figures show regional variations but at least 10% of the general population in Asia have fatty liver. Fatty liver can develop with relatively small changes in weight (2-3 kg), often with increasing central adiposity. The metabolic syndrome may precede or follow NAFLD. Overt diabetes is present in one-third of cases but when oral glucose tolerance tests are performed, a further third of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2010.06548.x


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