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Two-Fold Epidemic: Fatty Liver Disease and Obesity Proactive Steps and Earlier Identification of Liver Damage

May 19, 2020

The alarming rise in adult obesity rates in the United States and worldwide has led to more people experiencing liver damage and associated health issues. For context, in 2000, 30.5% of American adults had obesity, meaning they had a body mass index of 30 or higher. That rate increased through 2015-2016, helping to fuel-related health issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.

Recent data shows that the obesity rate reached 42.4% in 2017-2018 – surpassing 40% for the first time. In this white paper Dr. Caroline Apovian M.D., FACP, FACN, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, at Boston Medical Center, provides a comprehensive overview of the obesity and NAFLD epidemic.

Download your copy of her white paper below!