Background: Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) can be defined as the hepatic manifestations
caused by excessive alcohol intake. ALD comprises a spectrum from simple steatosis to cirrhosis.
Objective: To review diverse clinical and metabolic characteristics and their impact in ALD.
Conclusion: The concurrence of metabolic alterations, including obesity and diabetes, and alcohol
consumption increase the risk of liver injury and also the morbidity and mortality associated with chronic liver disease.
Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma.
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