Hepatic steatosis in obese patients: clinical aspects and prognostic significance.

  title={Hepatic steatosis in obese patients: clinical aspects and prognostic significance.},
  author={Davide Festi and Antonio Colecchia and T Sacco and M Bondi and Enrico Roda and Giulio Marchesini},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={5 1},
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a new clinicopathological condition of emerging importance, now recognized as the most common cause of abnormal liver tests. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of liver damage: simple steatosis may progress to advanced fibrosis and to cryptogenic cirrhosis through steatohepatitis, and ultimately to hepatocellular carcinoma. Obesity is the most significant single risk factor for the development of fatty liver, both in children and in adults; obesity is… CONTINUE READING


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