Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 30th, 2005
"The mechanisms underlying steatosis during hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are complex and multifactorial. Obesity is a well-recognized risk factor for the development of steatosis in chronic hepatitis C infection. The aim of our study was to investigate the role of adipocytokines in HCV-related steatosis. Therefore, we hypothesized that the endocrine function of adipose tissue could be, in part, responsible for HCV-related steatosis," researchers in France report.
"Seventy-one consecutive untreated chronic hepatitis C patients were studied to assess the effects of...
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