Fatty Liver Disease Risk Function

Fatty Liver Disease

Based on
Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Ma J, Loomba R, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ. A simple clinical model predicts incident hepatic steatosis in a community‐based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study. Liver International. 2018 Aug;38(8):1495-503. PMID:29377504. PMCID:PMC6206437.

Incident fatty liver (on computed tomography scan)

Duration of follow-up
6 years

Population of interest
Participants free of fatty liver at baseline, average age 45 years

This score is not applicable to patients with heavy alcohol use (>7 drinks per week for women or > 14 drinks per week for men), weight ≥ 160 kg, or age ≤ 40 years for women or age ≤ 35 for men. Triglycerides were measured fasting.


  • Age
  • Sex
  • Body mass index
  • Alcohol use
  • Triglycerides

Excel spreadsheet:

Risk Score Calculators


Risk Score Calculators

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Fatty Liver Disease Calculator

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Risk for Incident Hepatic Steatosis (Model 2)

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