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NAFL and NASH: A 6-question Quiz

NAFL and NASH: A 6-question Quiz


Nonalcoholic fatty liver has become the most common cause of hepatic disease in the United States and other western industrialized countries. Increased prevalence is linked to the parallel rise in overweight and obesity.  

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is divided into nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NAFL is characterized by hepatic steatosis without evidence of inflammation; in NASH, hepatic steatosis is associated with hepatic inflammation that is histologically is indistinguishable from alcoholic steatohepatitis.  

Time to find out what you know about each with the 6-question quiz that follows.

1. About how many Americans suffer from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

A. 10 to 25 million

B. 25 to 50 million

C. 50 to 75 million

D. 75 to 100 million

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