What is the role of adiponectin in obesity related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

@article{Finelli2013WhatIT,
  title={What is the role of adiponectin in obesity related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?},
  author={Carmine Finelli and Giovanni Tarantino},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={802-12}
}
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is recognized as the most common type of chronic liver disease in Western countries. Insulin resistance is a key factor in the pathogenesis of NAFLD, the latter being considered as the hepatic component of insulin resistance or obesity. Adiponectin is the most abundant adipose-specific adipokine. There is evidence that adiponectin decreases hepatic and systematic insulin resistance, and attenuates liver inflammation and fibrosis. Adiponectin generally… CONTINUE READING

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