The role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in cardiovascular disease.

@article{Perseghin2010TheRO,
  title={The role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Gianluca Perseghin},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={210-3}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Fatty liver is the hepatic component of the metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance, the pathogenic driver of the metabolic syndrome, refers to a constellation of features such as overweight/obesity, glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia and hypertension, all of which are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim of this article is to summarize the available data linking non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with CVD. METHODS Two approaches were used to… CONTINUE READING

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