April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA83
Academic Journal
The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide. In the future, mortality related to obesity is expected to exceed that of smoking. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one the diseases that are induced by obesity. NAFLD has a spectrum of liver disease, ranging from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis (NASH), advanced fibrosis, an cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of NAFLD and its spectrum among obese patients. Prevalence of NASH among obese patients is about 6-10 times more than general population. Pathogenesis other than obesity is necessary to developing NASH.


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