Nonalcoholic Fatty Pancreas Disease

Nihar Shah, Jason P. Rocha, Neal Bhutiani, Omer Endashaw

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Nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) describes a phenotype of pancreatic steatosis (PS) that is not caused by alcohol consumption, viral infections, toxins, or congenital metabolic syndromes but is associated with insulin resistance, malnutrition, obesity, metabolic syndrome, or increasing age. NAFPD is a relatively new disease entity, as the clinical significance of fatty infiltration of pancreas has gained attention recently. Clinical consequences of NAFPD remain largely unknown despite clinical associations. This review aims to study similarities and differences between hepatic and PS and explore recent advances in NAFPD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S49-S56
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Issue numberS1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


  • fatty liver
  • fatty pancreas
  • metabolic syndrome
  • obesity
  • pancreas
  • pancreatic disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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