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NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD): THROUGH THE EYE-VIEW OF A LONDONER

The liver also serves as an epicentre and paramount determinant of the health status of an individual. Statistics show that 16,087 people in the UK died from liver disease in 2008. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic disorder which does not originate from an inherent usage of alcohol making. It is widely believed that NAFLD may be linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. As a result, it is sometimes tagged as a disease which is more common among the affluent. There has been a great focus on liver diseases originating from the usage of alcohol but little attention has been paid to NAFLD which could be fatal, if not identified early and treated appropriately..... CLICK ON TITLE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE