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On Thursday, June 10, the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrated International NASH Day 2021. NASH Day raises awareness of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat builds up in the liver NOT due to heavy alcohol use. NAFLD affects 5 to 8 million children and adolescents in the world and is the most common liver disease among pediatric patients in the U.S.
The theme for the 2021 #NASHday was NASH Around the World and included a social media campaign and a series of virtual panel discussions that highlighted current challenges and innovative solutions to prevent, identify, treat and improve the list of people living with NASH. Learn more about International NASH Day.
As part of the celebration, the CHOP team made an educational video about exercises and a simple cooking recipe.