Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 1st, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, "Fatty liver at ultrasounds, with/without raised plasma levels of hepatic enzymes, is common in obesity. In most cases, it is the hallmark of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a potentially progressive disease associated with insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome (MS). We tested the hypothesis that insulin resistance per se might be associated with hepatocellular necrosis. Alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT and AST,...
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