June 15th, 2019

// GLI Declares New Global Public Health Epidemic in Light of Startling Lack of Awareness

GLI Declares New Global Public Health Epidemic in Light of Startling Lack of Awareness

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis will next year be the number one cause of liver transplants

NEWS PROVIDED BY

Global Liver Institute 

Jun 12, 2019, 07:00 ET

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially fatal condition affecting up to 12% of adults worldwide, an estimated 115 million people around the globe, yet in a recent survey, only 6% of at-risk individuals had ever heard of the condition. Leaders in liver health advocacy, The Global Liver Institute (GLI) is declaring NASH a "hidden epidemic," marking June 12th as International NASH Day to shine a spotlight on NASH and raise awareness of the little-known symptoms of this disease and the need for better diagnosis and treatment options.

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