Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Lean Patients Linked With CVD Risk

Published May 14, 2022

MedPage Today quoted Andrew Talal, MD, MPH, professor of gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine, on research that concludes  those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were more likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those overweight or obese. "The results are interesting because the authors found a significantly increased prevalence of CVD compared to overweight/obese individuals even though the prevalence of risk factors for atherosclerotic disease and metabolic diseases were lower," said Talal. "Primary care physicians, endocrinologists, hepatologists and public health officials should consider screening for CVD in lean individuals with NAFLD."