The study is looking at the prevalence and incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD — a condition in which fat builds up in the livers of people who drink little to no alcohol. Left untreated, it can lead to liver disease, cancer, stroke, cirrhosis (scarring) or hepatitis. Some people might even need a liver transplant.
The study will recruit 1,000 volunteers from the Island Lake region and 1,000 people from Winkler, a city more than 550 kilometres to the south. They will be tested with liver screening and follow-up examinations over a five-year period.
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