Harvard University educator, philosopher, psychologist, and physician William James pragmatically said, “Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver”. A century later this quote is taking on new meaning. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease. WebMD reports that 20% of adults and more than 6 million children may have NAFLD. The incidence is higher in individuals who are obese or have diabetes.
Jablonski and colleagues used a retrospective cohort study design to examine records from 130,000 adults admitted to 23 hospitals and 150 outpatient clinics. They identified 607 patients with NAFLD