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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The Search for a Cure

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Authors:
Alabagi Abdulla, Charity Reynolds,, *H Hesham A-Kader
Disclosure:

The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

Acknowledgements:

I am grateful to Dr. William Balistreri for suggesting the title.

Received:
23.11.15
Accepted:
18.02.16
Citation
EMJ. ;1[2]:93-100.

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Abstract

An alarming rise of obesity and, along with it, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), has been observed in the USA and the rest of the world. NAFLD, the most common cause of chronic liver disease in many developed countries, is not always a benign disorder and considering its growing nature, will have a serious impact on healthcare systems worldwide. The search continues for a suitable therapy for this disorder; the therapy ideally needs to be safe, effective, and affordable. The biggest hurdle in the process of developing such a therapy is our lack of a complete understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease.

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