The Role of Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth in Obesity-Related Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

@inproceedings{Ferolla2014TheRO,
  title={The Role of Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth in Obesity-Related Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease},
  author={Silvia Marinho Ferolla and Geyza Nogueira de Almeida Armiliato and Cl{\'a}udia Alves Couto and Teresa Cristina de Abreu Ferrari},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2014}
}
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. It is a progressive disorder involving a spectrum of conditions that include pure steatosis without inflammation, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cirrhosis. The key factor in the pathophysiology of NAFLD is insulin resistance that determines lipid accumulation in the hepatocytes, which may be followed by lipid peroxidation, production of reactive oxygen species and consequent… CONTINUE READING
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