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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Stephen F. Stewart and Chris P. Day

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152202_update_001

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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in the developed world, affecting 20 to 30% of Western adults. Nonalcoholic liver disease occurs with a range of severity from simple steatosis through nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to fatty fibrosis—and, ultimately, cirrhosis. The condition is a manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, strongly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidaemia; dietary and genetic factors appear to determine susceptibility to the disease and its progression....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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