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Fatty liver disease

Nature Outline: Fatty liver disease

The worldwide rise in obesity and diabetes has led to a massive spike in the number of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which often advances to a more severe condition known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, and in some cases to fibrosis and cirrhosis. This Outline discusses new ways to diagnose and treat this progressive condition. 

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A progressive and potentially life-threatening condition previously associated with alcoholism is becoming more common — even in non-drinkers.

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Increased levels of obesity are driving an epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Understanding, diagnosing and treating this progressive condition are now priorities.

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