Liver Diseases, A Global Epidemics


deaths per year worldwide

1 million due to complications of cirrhosis
1 million due to viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma

are diagnosed with alcohol-use disorders

and are at risk of alcohol-associated liver disease

most common cause of death

Cirrhosis is within the top 20 causes of disability-adjusted life years and years of life lost, accounting for 1.6% and 2.1% of the worldwide burden

adults are obese or overweight

and over 400 million have diabetes, both of which are risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma

NAFLD/NASH is a devastating condition

NASH represents the third wave in metabolic diseases, after the rise of obesity and T2D.

NASH market in U.S, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K, Japan is expected to grow
from $138 million in 2016 to $18.3 billion in 2026.
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NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)

is a condition where excess fat is stored in the liver

It can lead to NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) [2]

with the added presence of hepatitis and liver damage