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Patient Education: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Information for Patients

Anne Walsh, PA-C, MMSc

What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)? Fatty liver is a sign of “metabolic syndrome”.  It is the most common cause of high liver enzymes in people who don’t drink much (or any) alcohol.  Diet, weight, inactivity, and heredity cause excess calories to be stored in the liver as fat, called “steatosis.” Some people have a more serious form, called “Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis,” or NASH, which leads to cirrhosis (severe liver scarring) in 26% of patients. Read More