Question of the Week | How is fatty liver disease defined?

45 to 75% of individuals with type 2 diabetes have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD has associated with an increased risk of steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.  Which of the following statements is true based on ADA Standards of Care? 

  1. Elevated ALT and AST indicate a diagnosis of NAFLD.
  2. Approved treatment for NAFLD includes low-dose aspirin and pioglitazone.
  3. Fatty liver disease indicates that 5-10% of the liver weight is from fat.
  4. Surgical intervention is indicated to resect the liver in the presence of NAFLD.  

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