NASH is a progressive and serious form of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), and has during the last couple of decades become one of the most common causes of liver disease globally and a public health problem.
The number of affected patients is growing rapidly and the disease affects a considerable share of today’s global population.
Excessive alcohol use is a large global problem where around 300 million people around the world have an alcohol use disorder. This can lead to alcohol associated liver disease (ALD), a chronic liver disease that can further lead to Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (ASH), liver fibrosis and eventually cirrhosis.
Routine liver function tests used today often fail to detect and monitor liver damage due to ALD.