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NAFLD/NASH Definition and Epidemiology - 30 minute module

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In this self-paced e-learning module we will take a look at non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

After completing this Definition and Epidemiology e-learning module, you should be able to:

  • Understand and define NAFLD and NASH
  • Understand the prevalence of NAFLD and NASH
  • Understand the health and economic burden that they represent

This first module is created by course director Maarten Tushuizen (LUMC, the Netherlands) and consists of the following topics:

  • What is NAFLD/NASH?
    ● Prevalence
    ● Comorbidities:
    > Metabolic syndrome (MetS)
    > Obesity
    > T2DM
    > CVD
    > CKD
    ● Disease continuum
    > Cirrhosis
    > Progression to HCC
    ● Clinical implications
    > Complications
    > Leading cause for liver transplantation
    > Increased mortality (CVD main cause of death in NAFLD/NASH patients)

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The next module will discuss the pathophysiology of NAFLD and NASH and examine how they can be diagnosed.

One final module will look into management strategies, potential therapeutic options and guidance on treatment of comorbidities in patients with NASH.


Maarten Tushuizen
Maarten Tushuizen
Gastroenterologist & hepatologist

Dr. Maarten Tushuizen is a gastroenterologist & hepatologist at the Leiden University Medical Center. His...

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