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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PSTFree
Prometheus Chained, by Peter Paul Rubens, c 1611-1615 Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Daily plucking of liver tissue from the right, upper quadrant of the abdomen by the Eagle of Zeus)
NASH = NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS / NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is of increasing prevalence and can lead to cirrhosis and total liver failure and can be found in children as young as 2 years of age through adulthood. Death can occur not only from liver failure but more likely, associated cardiovascular disease. This talk will review the clinical presentation and natural course of this disease process and its possible associations with modern lifestyle, diet and gastrointestinal (gut) microbiota.
GOAL – to raise awareness and basic understanding of NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE for lay people.
By Robert A. Hendrix, MD