Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): a multisystem disease – part 2

It is well known that NAFLD and T2DM occur commonly together. Prof Byrne (Southampton, UK) discusses the latest findings showing that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. The aetiology of increased risk of CVD is complex but the atherogenic dyslipidaemia is important. Genotypes can increase severity of liver disease and diabetes, yet attenuate risk of CVD.

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OSA with NAFLD in patients with obesity: an observational study

The aim of this study by S. Bettini et al. (University of Padova, Italy) was to analyse the association between OSA and NAFLD in patients with severe obesity and to investigate a possible direct correlation between polysomnographic parameters and a non-invasive score of liver fibrosis, and secondly to recognise an independent determinant of OSA to predict NAFLD progression.

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