What is Epidemiology?
Epidemiology is defined as the branch of medical science that deals with the incidence, distribution, determinants/characteristics, and control of a disease in a population. Epidemiologic studies are the foundation for disease control and prevention through tracking the prevalence of the disease, characterizing the natural history, and identifying determinants or causes of the disease. By defining risk factors and targets for prevention, epidemiology plays a key role in the development of preventive medicine. In the context of NAFLD, our goal is to provide clinicians with up-to-date information on the epidemiology of this disease, helping them make informed decisions about prevention and treatment.
Below, you can find additional information on epidemiology studies carried out by the NAFLD Research Center: