Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent liver disease in human history. Today, NAFLD affects nearly one-third of our population in Singapore. The prevalence of NAFLD in Asia-Pacific is associated with economic prosperity, with a larger proportion of affected individuals being non-obese compared to those in North America.
NAFLD is caused by having excessive fat buildup in the liver, and can even lead to inflammation and scarring, also known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an advanced form of NAFLD. Furthermore, concerning research findings have found that liver cancer occurs in NASH, even before there is severe damage to the liver.
With a plethora of medical and non-medical options available, what can you do to prevent severe liver damage and complications? Which diets and exercises are beneficial for NASH and NAFLD?
Gain insights and have your questions answered in our upcoming webinar with Dr Christopher Kong San Choon, resident Senior Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.