Symbolic launch of the 1st International NASH Day
12th of June marks the 1st International NASH Day and an opportunity for NASH specialists in research centres across the world to raise the profile of the disease with patients, general public and colleagues.
NASH is an acronym that stands for Non-Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis. It is the most severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in developed countries – the third most common cause of premature death in the UK – and its prevalence is projected to increase globally in association with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Yet NASH operates in silence. As a chronic yet silent disease, most patients live with it for several years without experiencing any symptoms. As a result it remains poorly-known, under-diagnosed, and represents a growing global public health issue in most countries worldwide.
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