Lipids in the Wrong Place: Visceral Fat and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS367
Academic Journal
The article examines evidence showing the condition of fatty liver as an independent and effective indicator of disease than excessive accumulation of visceral adipose tissue. There is evidence that whole-body insulin resistance is triggered by the accumulation of excessive fat in ectopic sites which lack adipose tissue. In patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease ((NAFLD), several alterations that are linked with the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis include endothelial dysfunction, abnormal cardiac energy metabolism and low-grade inflammation.


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