Article Abstract

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a pandemic disease with multisystem burden

Authors: Somaya Albhaisi, Danny Issa, Naim Alkhouri


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality in the United States and globally (1,2). A large body of literature currently exists to suggest at the clinical burden of NAFLD is not only confined to liver but may rather represent a major part of a multisystem disease (3). Along with the well-known association with metabolic syndrome (MetS), NAFLD has proven to strongly correlate with cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), type 2 diabetes (T2D) and potentially osteoporosis and extra-hepatic malignancies (4,5).