Liver Patients International (LPI) collaborates with Global Liver Institute (GLI) for International Nash Day 12/06, in a joint effort to raise global awareness about NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) and NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis).

This year, as part of GLIs initiative, more than 80 partners from around the world will engage in activities, to promote prevention and to motivate policy makers, health care professionals and the public, to address these diseases. Notably, GLI’s initiative is endorsed by American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the European Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (EASL).

In this context LPI, created a contemporary video focusing on NAFLD prevention, under the scope of public health. The video focuses on the promotion of good health through:

  • Regular checkup for NAFLD/NASH
  • Changing unhealthy lifestyles
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Consistent exercise

During the COVID-19 pandemic and current or post lock-down status for many countries, educating or reminding the general population and patients to look after their wellbeing seems highly important, as:

  • Global prevalence of fatty liver disease reaches 25%
  • NAFLD/NASH can be asymptomatic in the early stages
  • 37% of people with obesity have NASH
  • 37% of people with type 2 diabetes have NASH
  • NASH can progress into cirrhosis, liver cancer, or result in death

For more information about NAFLD/NASH visit Liver Patient International’s related website section and Global Liver Institute’s brochures, translated in 12 languages.