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The endocrinology of liver disease

Alessandro Antonelli, Clodoveo Ferri and Poupak Fallahi

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0169

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The endocrinology of liver disease

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The liver plays a significant role in glucose, lipid, insulin, glucagon, thyroid, and steroid hormone metabolism, and in energy homeostasis. Therefore, it is unsurprising that liver diseases are associated with a wide spectrum of endocrinological disorders.

The most frequent causes of liver disorders in the general adult population of the USA are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, excessive alcohol intake, haemochromatosis, and hepatitis B (1).

Chapter.  7747 words. 

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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