The Gut Microbiota and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

  title={The Gut Microbiota and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.},
  author={Eamonn M M Quigley and Howard Paul Monsour},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  volume={35 3},
With the recognition of the various metabolic functions of the gut microbiome and of its putative role in obesity, an investigation of the contribution of the bacterial populations of the gastrointestinal tract to the metabolic syndrome and its hepatic manifestation-nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD)-became inevitable. Furthermore, the central role of an altered microbiome in the precipitation of infectious and noninfectious complications of liver disease was described decades ago. The… CONTINUE READING
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