Beyond the liver in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—cause for concern?

Matthew J. Armstrong, Geoffrey Haydon, Wing-Kin Syn


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a global public health problem and is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. The prevalence of NAFLD is approximately 30%, irrespective of ethnicity, and parallels the exponential rise of the obesity and diabetes epidemics.