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Visceral Adipose Tissue-A Common Link to the Development of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Chileka Chiyanika, Winnie CW Chu

Metabolic syndrome and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are common findings in obesity. In both conditions, despite many proposed mechanisms to their development, changes in adipose tissue vis-à-vis visceral adipose tissue as a highly metabolically active tissue seem to be a common pathway to their development in both the lean and obese populations. In this review, we detail how the changes that occur in adipose tissue are linked to the development of both metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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