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The global burden of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

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NAFLD is one of the most important causes of liver disease worldwide, according to Dr. Zobair M Younossi from Inova Fairfax Hospital and Dr. Miriam Vos, Emory University School of Medicine. With the levels of prevalence reaching 25% worldwide, NAFLD will probably emerge as the leading cause of end-stage liver disease in the coming decades, with the disease affecting both adults and children. While awaiting the development effective therapies, this disease warrants the attention of primary care physicians, specialists and health policy makers.
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