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World Gastroenterology Organisation

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Definition: NAFLD is a condition defined by excessive fat accumulation in the form of triglycerides (steatosis) in the liver. A subgroup of NAFLD patients displays liver cell injury and inflammation in addition to excessive fat (steatohepatitis). The latter condition, designated NASH, is virtually indistinguishable histologically from alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH).


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