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Fed Pract. 2019 Jan;36(1):14-19.

Health and Economic Burden of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the United States and Its Impact on Veterans.

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was a Fellow, and is an Attending Physician at the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Wing-Kin Syn also is the Acting Chief in the section of gastroenterology at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston. Akshay Shetty is currently a Transplant Hepatology Fellow in the division of digestive diseases at David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles.


NAFLD is a leading cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in the US and is associated with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.


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Author disclosures The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest with regard to this article.

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