Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among patients with hypothalamic and pituitary dysfunction.

@article{Adams2004NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among patients with hypothalamic and pituitary dysfunction.},
  author={Leon Anton Adams and Ariel F Feldstein and Keith D Lindor and Paul Angulo},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={909-14}
}
Patients with hypopituitarism develop a phenotype similar to metabolic syndrome with central obesity and diabetes. Similarly, patients with hypothalamic damage may develop central obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperphagia. We sought to examine the clinical associations between hypopituitarism, hypothalamic dysfunction, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A case series of patients seen at our institution with diagnoses of hypopituitarism, hypothalamic obesity, or craniopharyngioma… CONTINUE READING

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