Epidemiology and natural history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Clin Liver Dis. 2009 Nov;13(4):511-31. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2009.07.005.


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition in many parts of the world. This article describes the epidemiology and natural history of this disorder. It also describes current diagnostic and treatment methods and describes future implications NAFLD may have.

MeSH terms

  • Fatty Liver / diagnosis
  • Fatty Liver / epidemiology*
  • Fatty Liver / metabolism*
  • Fatty Liver / therapy
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis