Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Heinz Zoller and Herbert Tilg},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={65 8},
The fastest growing cause of cancer-related death is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is at least partly attributable to the rising prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions, ranging from non-progressive bland steatosis to malignant transformation into hepatocellular cancer. The estimated annual HCC incidence in the progressive form of NAFLD - non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) - is about 0.3… CONTINUE READING