What is the global prevalence of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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An observational study from northern Italy demonstrated prevalence rates of steatosis in 46.4% of heavy drinkers (>60 g/day of alcohol) and in 94.5% of obese heavy drinkers. [3] Danish and Australian studies of NASH showed less intense disease progression than studies in the United States. [4] Asian studies reported NASH and NAFLD occurring at a lower body mass index (BMI). [5, 6, 7]


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