1 in 4 people in the world
have fatty liver1
Even with no symptoms, this could be you
Fatty liver is a 'silent' disease, which means that most people are completely unaware that they have it.
As there are usually no symptoms to alert you to the problem, the fat in the liver keeps building up, resulting in a condition known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).2 NASH can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer, the need for liver transplantation and even death.1
Although the cause is unknown, NASH is more likely to be seen in people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood) or who are overweight or obese.3
Currently there is no medical treatment available for NASH with fibrosis (initial stage scarring of the liver).2 The MIRNA clinical research study is investigating a potential treatment for NASH.
Consider joining the MIRNA NASH study.
References: 1. Younossi ZM. J Hepatol 2019; 70: 531-544. 2. Chopra S. Patient education: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (Beyond the Basics). UpToDate.com. Available at: https://www.uptodate.com/contents/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-including-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-beyond-the-basics Accessed March 2020. 3. NASH Causes and Risk Factors. American Liver Foundation. Available at: https://liverfoundation.org/for-patients/about-the-liver/diseases-of-the-liver/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-information-center/nash-causes-risk-factors/ Accessed March 2020.