Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 23rd, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, "nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) typically are indistinguishable histologically. The diagnosis relies on reporting of alcohol consumption. The metabolic syndrome involving insulin resistance is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)."
"Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) negatively regulates the insulin receptor (IR). Increased PTP1B expression is seen in obesity and possibly is responsible for the insulin resistance seen in...
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