Hepcidin in morbidly obese women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  title={Hepcidin in morbidly obese women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease},
  author={Teresa Auguet and Gemma Aragon{\`e}s and Alba Berlanga and Salom{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez and F{\'a}tima Sabench and Jessica Binetti and Carmen Aguilar and Jos{\'e} Antonio Porras and Alicia Molina and D Del Castillo and Crist{\'o}bal Richart},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in Western countries. Both iron and lipid metabolism seem to be involved in its pathogenesis. We aimed to assess the relationship between levels of hepcidin, the master iron-regulatory protein, in plasma and the presence of NAFLD in morbidly obese (MO) patients, and to investigate the association between the hepatic expression of the main iron and lipid metabolism -related genes. MATERIALS… CONTINUE READING
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