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Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dowman, Joanna K and Tomlinson, J W and Newsome, P N (2009) Pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.

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Identification Number/DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcp158

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of disease ranging from hepatocellular steatosis through steatohepatitis to fibrosis and irreversible cirrhosis. The prevalence of NAFLD has risen rapidly in parallel with the dramatic rise in obesity and diabetes, and is rapidly becoming the most common cause of liver disease in Western countries. Indeed, NAFLD is now recognized to be the aetiology in many cases previously labelled as cryptogenic cirrhosis.

Type of Work:Article
Date:13 November 2009 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Medical & Dental Sciences
Department:Centre for Liver Disease, Institute of Biomedical Research
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Subjects:RB Pathology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Oxford University Press
ID Code:272
Refereed:YES
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