Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
NASH is a chronic and progressive disease caused by fat deposition in the liver, which cause inflammation and damage of the liver. If not treated, NASH can develop into cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer, which are all severe diseases. It is unknown why some people develop NASH and others don’t, but people with certain medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are at a higher risk of developing this disease. Consider participating in the ESSENCE study evaluating an investigational drug for its ability to treat NASH.