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RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 759-760


NAFLD or MAFLD?

Nasir Khokhar.


Abstract

Fatty liver means accumulation of fat in liver. In West, alcohol use is common cause, in which it is labeled as alcoholic fatty liver disease. When not due to alcohol, it is from diabetes and obesity, in which case it is called Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is one of the most important causes of liver disease worldwide.1 Since metabolic factors are risk factors, more recently term Metabolic associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) has been proposed.2 MAFLD criteria include presence of hepatic steatosis associated with three situations; obesity/overweight, Type 2 DM (T2DM), or metabolic impaired function.3

Key words: NAFLD, MAFLD, fatty liver.






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