Extrahepatic Complications of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important cause of liver disease that is often associated with the metabolic syndrome. There is a growing awareness that extrahepatic complications occur in individuals with NAFLD, especially an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Development of diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, colorectal cancer, and endocrinopathies has been linked to NAFLD. This article reviews the extrahepatic complications affecting individuals with NAFLD and the pathogenesis underlying their development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
StateAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Extrahepatic complications
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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