Like many patients, Tony Villiotti had never heard of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) when his doctor first told him about this increasingly common condition. But after his condition slowly and silently worsened, resulting in liver cancer and finally a liver transplant, he founded a non-profit organization to raise awareness of how early diagnosis and intervention can prevent devastating consequences.
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