Ann Hepatol 2021 Feb 4;24:100320. Epub 2021 Feb 4.
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is defined as hepatic fat accumulation in more than 5% of hepatocytes, without other liver steatosis causes. It comprises a broad spectrum that can range from benign steatosis and progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and ultimately hepatocellular carcinoma. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is considered a multisystemic disease since it is related to multiple disorders, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary syndrome, chronic kidney disease, psoriasis, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular diseases, and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; it is becoming increasingly clear that it is also a risk factor for developing certain respiratory diseases. Read More