Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
A growing health concern
You've always limited your alcohol consumption to an occasional glass of wine or cocktail. But after a routine blood test at your last checkup showed elevated levels of certain liver enzymes, your doctor is concerned that you may have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
NAFLD — a condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol — has become one of the most common liver diseases in the U.S. Currently, it's estimated that the disorder affects up to 20 percent of American adults. Researchers believe this is associated with rising rates of obesity.