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Obesity and Fatty Liver Are 'Grease' for the Machinery of Hepatic Fibrosis

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Bosserhoff, Anja K. ; Hellerbrand, Claus
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 24 Oct 2019 13:31


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) starts with hepatic steatosis, which can progress with inflammation to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, and a subset of patients develop progressive fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis. In the majority of cases, NAFLD is associated with (components of) the metabolic syndrome. Obesity, diabetes and hepatic steatosis are also independent risk factors for hepatic ...


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