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Among associated complications, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is emerging as the most common chronic liver disease and is gaining increasing recognition as a component of the epidemic of obesity.
By considering the contribution by alcohol, fatty liver may be termed alcoholic steatosis or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and the more severe forms as alcoholic steatohepatitis (part of alcoholic liver disease) and Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
The chief reason behind this growth is the high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases in densely populated countries such as China, Japan and Korea with prevalence rate of 12% to 24% per year.
A recent issue of the journal Nutrition Research described the outcome of a trial conducted by Iranian researchers which revealed a benefit for cinnamon in men and women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is epidemic among overweight and obese individuals in developing nations and affects approximately 30010 to 46% of all adults in the US) Insulin resistance is the main risk factor for this condition, and NAFLD is considered the hepatic manifestation of cardiometabolic syndrome.
3) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ranges in severity from steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) and finally to cirrhosis, which is known to be a risk factor for the development of HCC.
The test is useful as an aid in diagnosis of primary muscle-manifesting respiratory chain deficiencies, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other conditions related to type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and obesity.
Hepatic fibrosis is a common result of different chronic liver diseases caused by viral infections, alcohol abuse, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), autoimmune disease, and metabolic/genetic disorders.