NAFLD prevalence nears 40% in Aussie study

The proportion of patients eating takeaway food at least once a week also rose across the study period.
Sarah Simpkins

The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has risen to nearly 40% as rates of obesity and takeaway food consumption grow in tandem, Australian researchers report.

The greatest increase in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) burden was in women and those aged 60-79, according to the Monash University–led team.