App helps patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to keep track of diet, activity

The NUH team which led the clinical study on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with nBuddy (from left) Ms Ong Kai Wen, senior dietitian; Dr Lim Su Lin, chief dietitian; Dr Loo Wai Mun, consultant, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, Department of
The NUH team which led the clinical study on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with nBuddy (from left) Ms Ong Kai Wen, senior dietitian; Dr Lim Su Lin, chief dietitian; Dr Loo Wai Mun, consultant, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, Department of Medicine; and Ms Jolyn Johal, senior dietitian. PHOTO: NUH
(From left) Screenshot of Nutritionist Buddy app's homepage, food log page, and dietitian support chat channel.
(From left) Screenshot of Nutritionist Buddy app's homepage, food log page, and dietitian support chat channel.PHOTO: NUH

SINGAPORE - When IT director Alvin Pang's doctor told him in August 2017 he was obese and had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after a check-up, he was puzzled. He had not heard of the term before.

The doctor referred him to a dietitian, who advised him to maintain a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly and lose weight.

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