Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease | Causes & Risk Factors


What are the risk factors for NAFLD?

A wide range of things can increase your risk of NAFLD, including certain medicines and genetic disorders. The most common risk factors for NAFLD are obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. It is not caused by drinking alcohol.


Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by M Bayard, J Holt, E Boroughs (American Family Physician June 01, 2006,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 12/06