Liver Update: Mechanisms and Implications of Age-Related Changes in the Liver: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the Elderly |
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Liver Update: Mechanisms and Implications of Age-Related Changes in the Liver: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in the Elderly

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NAFLD is now a common liver disease, with the highest prevalence in persons >60 years of age. Its pathology ranges from steatosis to a necroinflammatory fibrosing disorder known as steatohepatitis (SH). SH have a high risk of developing cirrhosis, mainly in the seventh to ninth decades of life. Disease incidence, severity, and progression in NAFLD/NASH and the presence of components of metabolic syndrome (especially diabetes and obesity) is closely related. Further, they can be worsened ...
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