NASH vs. NAFLD: Diagnostic and Treatment Implications
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NASH vs. NAFLD: Diagnostic and Treatment Implications

NASH vs. NAFLD: Diagnostic and Treatment Implications

• NAFLD is part of a systemic inflammatory process and other diseases (cardiovascular) are associated
• More prevalent than previously estimated
    – Hispanics and diabetics at particular risk
• Biopsy is required for research studies not practical in clinical practice, steatosis benign from hepatic point of view, NASH can progress to cirrhosis
• Smoking and excess alcohol are bad, but coffee and sleep likely good

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