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Let’s Talk
About NASH!

It’s a conversation that
could save your life.

The mission of NASHional Conversation is to increase awareness of NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) and empower individuals at risk for this disease to speak with their doctors about prevention and treatment.

About NASH

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver. The more severe form of NAFLD is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). More than 5% of American adults (over 16 million people) have NASH, and the number is rising.1 By 2030, this life-threatening condition will be the #1 cause of liver transplants in the U.S.1 NASH can have no symptoms, so talk to your doctor about your risk, because early diagnosis matters.2 Learn more about NASH.

The Faces and Stories of

Watch a selection of videos that showcase stories of hope as told by NASH and NAFLD patients and caregivers. Become inspired and informed as men and women just like you share their personal health journeys.

Take the NASH Risk
Assessment Quiz

Complete the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator below
before answering a few easy questions to evaluate your NASH risk.

Learn About the Risk Factors for NASH

Researchers do not know the exact cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. They do know that you’re more likely to develop NAFLD — either simple fatty liver or NASH — if you have one or more of the following risk factors:

Are over a healthy weight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25+3,4

Have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes3
Are Hispanic-American, due to genetics3
Have elevated cholesterol or high blood pressure (hypertension)3

Calculate Your Body
Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index (BMI) is a common tool for deciding whether a person has an appropriate body weight. It measures a person’s weight in relation to their height.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

• A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight.
• A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal.
• A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.
• A BMI over 30 indicates obesity.


You should always speak with your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider before you start or change any weight management or physical activity plan. This tool is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Discussing NASH
With Your Doctor:

How to Start the
Conversation Today

Talking to your doctor about NASH is critical, and it’s a
conversation that could save your life. Use our four easy
questions to begin the discussion. Revisit regularly for a full NASH
Physician-Patient Discussion Guide, which is coming

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Learn more about NASH

Visit the ALF NASH Facebook Support Group here…