Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs

Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs

IMAGE: These are adipose cells (white/dyed red) next to an insulin-producing islet in the pancreas. view Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming more and more common. Approximately every third adult in the industrialized countries has a morbidly fatty liver. This not only increases the risk of chronic liver diseases (liver cirrhosis and liver cancer), but also in particular type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The cause for this is the altered secretion behavior of the fatty liver. It increasingly produces glucose, unfavorable fats and proteins, such as the hepatokine fetuin-A, all of which it releases into the bloodstream. Thus, the...

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