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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: defining a common problem.

@article{Gasbarrini2005NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: defining a common problem.},
  author={Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini and Vittoria Vero and Luca Miele and Alessandra Forgione and Alina P{\'e}rez Hern{\'a}ndez and Aldo Virgilio Greco and A. Gasbarrini and Antonio Grieco},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          253-9
        }
}
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), with prevalence of 10-51% in general population involving all ages, is the major cause of elevation of ALT and a common finding by ultrasound screening and may range from simple steatosis, to Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and its clinical consequences as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In this review will be analyse factors influencing the onset of the disease. NAFLD, primarly associated with insulin resistance, is in fact considered the… CONTINUE READING

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