NAFLD burden will increasingly fall on GPs, study suggests

Rising rates of advanced fibrosis have been revealed in analysis of a large Australian cohort

The number of Australians with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at risk of advanced fibrosis has outstripped the capacity of specialist liver clinics to manage them, a conference has been told.

Findings presented at the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s virtual conference, Australian Gastroenterology Week, demonstrate the importance of GPs in caring for lower-risk patients, researchers say.