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Clinical Summary

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: bariatric surgery vs no surgery

Jenny Blair, MD   |   22 November 2022

Takeaway

  • In patients with severe obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), bariatric surgery is associated with fewer cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with no surgery.

Why this matters

  • NAFLD affects nearly 1 in 3 US adults, and drug treatments are lacking.
  • The condition often co-occurs with elevated BMI, metabolic...

          

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