Diagnosis and management of fatty liver

Globally, the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing rapidly and constitutes a significant healthcare burden due to associated complications including hepatic (cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer) and non-hepatic (cardiovascular deaths) disorders. It is closely linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome but moderate alcohol consumption frequently coexists. Recently, genetic polymorphisms were implicated in the development of non-obese NAFLD.