Association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome

  • Rasheeta Sivapackianathan Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, The Royal London Hospital, London
  • Arthur J Asivatham Department of Diabetology, Madurai Medical College, Madurai
  • Mamun Al-Mahtab Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Tahseen A Chowdhury Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, The Royal London Hospital, London
Keywords: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome describes the co-occurrence of central adiposity, dysglycaemia, hypertension, lipid abnormalities and a number of other metabolic changes that increase risk of cardiovascular disease. This multi-system condition has adverse effects on many organs, the liver being one of them. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease appears to be the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, and is increasingly recognised as a major contributor to the burden of chronic liver disease world-wide. Metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease appear to have a common pathogenesis, arising from insulin resistance, central adiposity and chronic low grade inflammation. Treatment of metabolic syndrome may have a significant impact on progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and therapeutic options treating the underlying cause of metabolic syndrome (weight loss and insulin sensitising drug therapy) appear to be valid options in treating liver disease to prevent progression to fibrosis and cirrhosis. Recent studies suggest a possible role for vitamin E. Prevention of obesity is extremely important to reduce the risk of this condition leading to a growing cause of liver morbidity in the future.

Keywords: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; metabolic syndrome

International Journal of Hepatology Vol.1(4) 2010 pp.17-24

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
1070
PDF
1017
How to Cite
Sivapackianathan, R., Asivatham, A., Al-Mahtab, M., & Chowdhury, T. (1). Association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome. International Journal of Hepatology, 1(4), 17-24. Retrieved from https://banglajol.info/index.php/IJH/article/view/6571
Section
Review Articles