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Is Functional Dyspepsia More Frequent Among Individuals with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Individuals with NAFLD frequently complain of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. FD is the most common GI symptom in the general population. A study was done to compare the prevalence of FD among patients with NAFLD.


Frequency of PPI usage and prevalence of FD were higher in the NAFLD group

Functional Dyspepsia Occurs More Frequently in Individuals with NAFLD


NAFLD: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, GI: Gastrointestinal, FD: Functional Dyspepsia.


Lima, É., Passos, M., Ferolla, S., Costa, R., Lisboa, Q., Pereira, L., Nardelli, M., Arantes, V., Ferrari, T. and Couto, C., 2022. High prevalence of
functional dyspepsia in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a cross-sectional study. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, 140(2), pp.199-206.