GI physician: NAFLD is major health problem

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a major public health risk linked to other problems such as obesity and alcohol consumption, writes Dr. Hyder Jamal, a gastroenterologist for St. Joseph Health practicing in Fullerton, Calif. He writes that NAFLD puts a great deal of stress on the liver and likely will become the leading cause of liver transplants in the U.S.