Metabolic Features of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Author(s): Paloma Almeda-Valdes, Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera, Misael Uribe, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez

Journal Name: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2016

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Abstract:

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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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2016
Page: [220 - 226]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1574887111666160815102725
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