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    Fatty Liver Index

    Diagnoses fatty liver using labs and exam findings.
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    Why Use

    Patients in whom fatty liver (e.g. alcoholic fatty liver, NAFLD, NASH) is suspected.

    • Among liver enzymes, GGT was the only independent predictor of fatty liver in the original study, though it is not always part of routine liver enzymes across settings.
    • Originally derived in a Northern Italian cohort but has since been validated in multiple cohorts including North America, China, and the UK.
    • May help in patient selection for ultrasound or liver biopsy.
    • Validated in multiple external cohorts.
    • May be used in the research setting to identify patients for planning observational or interventional studies.
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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Giorgio Bedogni

    About the Creator

    Giorgio Bedogni, MD, is an internist and researcher at the Liver Research Center in Trieste, Italy. He is also a scientific consultant at the Romeo and Enrica Pediatric Research Center, CEINGE - Advanced Biotechnology, and the International Center for the Assessment of Nutritional Status (ICANS). Dr. Bedogni's primary research interests include fatty liver disease and nutrition.

    To view Dr. Giorgio Bedogni's publications, visit PubMed

    About the Creator
    Dr. Giorgio Bedogni