NAFLD & NASH in Primary Care: Facts, Definitions, & Figures in Brief

April 13, 2021
Leo Robert

Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is increasing and early detection is critical. Brush up on basics with our slides.

Clinicians in primary care, diabetes, and obesity settings should have a high index of suspicion for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). NAFLD prevalence has increased in lock-step with the obesity pandemic and one- to two-thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes have the disorder.

A data‐supported approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of NAFLD is provided in a guidance document from the AASLD published in Hepatology. For a brief summary of the basic NAFLD/NASH facts and figures, click through the slides below.