Why we need to curb the emerging worldwide epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the most prevalent liver disease worldwide, mainly because of the massive parallel global increase in obesity. Extensive public-health and political efforts will be needed in the near future to counteract this disturbing development.

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Diehl, A.M., Farpour-Lambert, N.J., Zhao, L. et al. Why we need to curb the emerging worldwide epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nat Metab 1, 1027–1029 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42255-019-0140-x

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