NAFLD: Predictive value of ALT levels for NASH and advanced fibrosis.

Dawn M. Torres*, Stephen A. Harrison

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With expanding waistlines, the prevalence of NAFLD has burgeoned to become the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the USA. A subset of patients with NAFLD meet criteria for NASH with its inherent risk of progression to cirrhosis. Verma et al. addressed the utility of alanine aminotransferase levels for predicting NASH or advanced fibrosis to decide who would benefit from the definitive test of liver biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-511
Number of pages2
JournalNature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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