Podcasts - Episode Five

Episode 5: Managing NAFLD and NASH


In this podcast, AGA Institute’s NASH: Take Action! Steering Committee members talk to global leaders in gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinology and primary care about the real-world, practical implications of screening, diagnosing and managing people with NAFLD and NASH. In this episode we’re talking about managing NAFLD and NASH.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of managing co-morbidities
  • Discuss current and emerging treatments for NAFLD and NASH
  • Discuss limitations in current data for the management of NAFLD and NASH

Key Takeaways

  • Reducing excess weight (whether via lifestyle modifications, liver-directed pharmacotherapy, and/or bariatric surgery) is the cornerstone of therapy for both liver disease progression and its cardiometabolic complications. 
  • Statin therapy is generally safe and efficacious in reducing risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with NAFLD and NASH.


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This activity is accredited through Sep. 30, 2022.

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Hosts: Fasiha Kanwal, MD, Baylor College of Medicine; Kenneth Cusi, MD, University of Florida; Jay Shubrook, DO, Touro University

Guest: Robert H. Eckel, MD, University of Colorado

Created by: Knighten Health, LLC

Produced and edited by: Nick Jaworksi

Cover art: THOR Design Studio


Fasiha Kanwal discloses no conflicts.

Kenneth Cusi has received research support for the University of Florida as principal investigator from Cirius, Echosens, Inventiva, Novo Nordisk, Poxel and Zydus and is a consultant for Allergan, Arrowhead, Astra-Zeneca, Axcella, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Coherus, Eli Lilly, Fractyl, Hanmi, Genentech, Gilead, HighTide, Inventiva, Intercept, Ionis, Janssen, Pfizer, Poxel, Prosciento, Madrigal, and Novo Nordisk.

Jay H. Shubrook has served as an advisor to Sanofi, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Bayer, and MannKind.

Robert H. Eckel has served on advisory boards for Novo Nordisk, Provention Bio, Kaleido, and LOWA, and a scientific advisory committee for PROMINENT (CVOT).


American Gastroenterological Association


This podcast series was supported by an independent medical education grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.