Defining comprehensive models of care for NAFLD Liver health specialists

NAFLD places a substantial burden on healthcare systems and receives little attention from public health authorities. Ambitious measures are needed to improve preparedness globally. Prof Lazarus, Spain, discusses how to establish care pathways tailored to meet patients needs but also that optimally use existing resources. Modifiable risks factors are particularly important in a comprehensive strategy.

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Fatty liver index and risk of hypertension

Little data are showing the association between NAFLD and hypertension in a large-scale cohort study. J. H. Roth et al. (Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea) evaluated the ability of the fatty liver index to predict the development of hypertension in healthy individuals, in a large cohort of 334,280 healthy individuals…
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