Comorbidities

Discover our last Discover and news about the comorbidities of NASH / NAFLD via educational video content obtained from key opinion leaders.

The role of fatty liver disease and metabolic comorbidities in the progression on liver diseases

Prof. Luisa Vonghia (Belgium) explores the role of fatty liver disease and metabolic comorbidities in the progression of chronic liver diseases. The key points addressed in this video are that co-existent fatty liver and related metabolic factors, including obesity and diabetes mellitus, exacerbate liver injury in patients with another chronic liver disease(s).
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Stefan-D.-Anker

Getting to the Heart of NAFLD and NASH – The international CVD Perspective (part. 4)

This video presents a comprehensive review of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) & non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), delivered by international experts with a multidisciplinary approach: Dr. Maarten Tushuizen, Prof. A.G (Onno) Holleboom, and Prof. Sven Francque, along with chair, Prof. Stefan Anker. They review the epidemiology of NAFLD / NASH, its increasing prevalence rates, and discuss current best practices to improve patient outcomes.
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GETTING TO THE HEART OF NAFLD/NASH – THE CVD PERSPECTIVE (PART 3)

In this video, Prof. Sven Francque (Belgium) discusses how vascular mechanisms contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and how non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD). He also mentions that drugs used to prevent/treat CVD and NAFLD/NASH are safe and those that are used to prevent/treat CVD can have some benefits for NAFLD.
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A.G. (Onno) Holleboom Netherlands

Getting to the heart of nafld/nash – the cvd perspective (part 2)

Prof. Onno Holleboom reviews the strong co-occurence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CVD) disease in this video along with joint pathophysiological pathways and its shared drivers. He further looks into NAFLD and its relationships and effects with atherosclerotic CVD and heart failure. For clinicians, he provides an analyses of the management and diagnosis options for advanced NAFLD.  
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Prof. Zelber-Sagi

Lifestyle prevention & treatment for NAFLD

Currently, there are no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved or European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved therapies for NASH and only lifestyles interventions are recommended for the treatment of NAFLD. Prof Zelber-Sagi (Haifa, Israel) reviews best practices for lifestyle interventions in patients with NAFLD. She warns us against ultra-processed foods and drinks, that are so common in the Western world. She also highlights the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and physical activity.
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Prof. Jeffrey V Lazarus

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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