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Prof. Henry Lik-yuen Chan, director, Centre for Liver Health (left) and Prof. Vincent Wai-sun Wong, associate professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, CUHK
 
Newsletter No. 389 > Campus News > Medical > Screening Estimates One Million People Have Fatty Liver

Screening Estimates One Million People Have Fatty Liver

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On 9 December, the Center for Liver Health at CUHK announced the territory-wide liver health screening result. From 2008 to 2010, the Center had assessed 922 randomly selected subjects. Among them, 28.6% were found to have fatty liver. After excluding subjects with significant alcohol consumption, the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) remained high at 27.3%. Based on these figures, around 1 million adults in Hong Kong are estimated to have NAFLD. The situation is alarming and CUHK recommends adults to undergo liver assessment regularly and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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