Abdominal obesity and fatty liver.

@article{Jakobsen2007AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and fatty liver.},
  author={Marianne Uhre Jakobsen and Tina Landsvig Berentzen and Thorkild I. A. S\orensen and Kim Overvad},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={29},
  pages={77-87}
}
It has been hypothesized that visceral fat releases free fatty acids and adipokines and thereby exposes the liver to fat accumulation. The authors aimed to evaluate current epidemiologic evidence for an association between abdominal fat and liver fat content. Clinical and epidemiologic studies with data on abdominal fat and liver fat content were reviewed. Studies using waist circumference to estimate abdominal fat mass suggested a direct association between abdominal fat and liver fat content… CONTINUE READING