The importance of iron and copper accumulation in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

BACKGROUND/AIMS The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is poorly understood. Hepatic iron and copper overload can directly cause lipid peroxidation and eventually hepatic damage. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of hepatic iron and copper accumulation in the development of NASH. METHODS Fifty-three patients with NASH… CONTINUE READING