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Guides and info for liver care.

Diverse materials for liver disease education.

Liver wellness for kids and adults.

Diet advice for liver health.

Join groups for liver disease support.

HEALTHY LIVING & NUTRITION

Cut down on sugary sodas and carbonated drinks.

Avoid refined sugars in snacks and desserts.

Eliminate artificial flavorings from your diet.

Abstain from or moderate alcohol intake.

Choose whole foods over processed options.

Incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

Opt for whole grains instead of refined grains.Opt for whole grains instead of refined grains.

Drink plenty of water for hydration.

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to increase public awareness and provide education regarding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease across the nation, with an emphasis in the Pittsburgh tri-state region.

Our mission will be achieved through the distribution of educational materials, airing documentaries, engaging in community events, public speaking, and forging partnerships with healthcare entities.

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OUR WHY

In March 2018, Tony Villiotti underwent a liver transplant at Allegheny General Hospital, culminating his thirteen-year battle with NAFLD and NASH.

In 2005, Tony was informed he had a fatty liver and advised to improve his lifestyle. Over the years, the issue was occasionally mentioned but not emphasized. In 2014, he was unexpectedly diagnosed with NASH and cirrhosis, despite minimal alcohol consumption. By 2017 his disease had progressed to liver cancer.

Understanding Fatty Liver

Learn about fatty liver disease, a typically asymptomatic condition that can lead to cirrhosis.

Prevention & Management

Discover strategies for preventing advanced liver disease, including lifestyle changes, diet modifications, and regular health check-ups.

Get Involved

Join our community efforts in raising awareness and supporting research for liver disease. Every contribution counts.

“A VIDEO
EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO WATCH”

Our documentary, “Silent Epidemic: the liver disease NASH”, first aired on WQED-TV, the Pittsburgh PBS affiliate, in December 2019. We also work with healthcare companies, schools, corporations and more to show the documentary at their site and/or at events. The riveting documentary portrays the experience of Tony Villiotti and others with liver disease as a cautionary tale for those who might be at risk. Various members of the Villiotti family are in the documentary, in addition to medical personnel at Allegheny General Hospital (where Tony had his liver transplant) and other NASH patients. Please let us know if you have an interest in showing the documentary to a group.

Nomenclature Change

The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease recently announced a change in nomenclature regarding the terms nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Those terms were replaced by (for NAFLD) Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD) and Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatohepatitis (MASH). We will continue to use the term fatty liver in discussions with the general public but, as necessary, will provide information about the new medical terminology.

OUR PARTNERS

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