Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the world with an estimated prevalence of 20-30% in the United States and other Western populations. NAFLD is a slowly progressive disease and encompasses a spectrum of varying liver histology, ranging from simple steatosis to hepatocyte necro-apoptosis, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which leads to variable grades of fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis with its complications including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
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