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Key terms defined: *Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A long-lasting liver condition caused by having too much fat in the liver. In recent times, a new term, ‘metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease’ (MASLD), has been introduced to replace NAFLD. This change reflects the understanding that most conditions classified as MASLD are closely associated with the metabolic syndrome, which is characterized by obesity, insulin resistance and high levels of cholesterol or lipids.
About Dr Fahim Ebrahimi and Professor Jonas F Ludvigsson
Dr Fahim Ebrahimi specialised in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Clarunis - University Center for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases in Basel, Switzerland and currently works as postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Prof. Jonas F. Ludvigsson at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet.
Professor Jonas F. Ludvigsson is a paediatrician at Örebro University Hospital and professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. He is the coordinator of one of the world’s largest gastrointestinal cohort studies: ESPRESSO (Epidemiology Strengthened by histoPathology Reports in Sweden).
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