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Can non-alcoholic fatty liver disease cause cirrhosis?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can cause cirrhosis. All people with diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure should be screened by their healthcare provider. Liver function tests and maybe even an ultrasound should be done to see if there is any fat on the liver.

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In non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), fat builds up in the liver and eventually causes cirrhosis. This increasingly common liver disease is associated with obesity, diabetes, protein malnutrition, coronary artery disease, and corticosteroid medications.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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