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September 24, 2003

Diagnosis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(12):1577. doi:10.1001/jama.290.12.1577-a

To the Editor: Drs Clark and Diehl1 did not mention truncal obesity or family history of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or cryptogenic cirrhosis among the risk factors for NAFLD. These appear to be risk factors for NAFLD,2,3 and could be used to identify patients at high risk.4

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