Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Clin Liver Dis. 2004 Nov; 8(4):861-79, ix.CL
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a well-recognized form of chronic liver disease affecting both children and adults that has gained increased recognition. Recently NAFLD has been associated with insulin resistance and its incidence and prevalence is likely increasing, paralleling the rise in obesity and diabetes mellitus in the United States. The article includes current thoughts on the natural history and pathogenesis of NAFLD and describes current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.