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
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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.