Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and vascular risk
Current Opinion in Cardiology, 06/26/2012
Bhatia LS et al. – Although accumulating evidence points to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) emerging as a novel cardiovascular risk factor, more research is needed to find suitable noninvasive biomarkers of NAFLD severity to allow better risk–stratification based on cardiovascular outcomes. Furthermore, with no established pharmacological treatment option for NAFLD currently available, any potential treatment must show efficacy not only in slowing liver disease progression, but also in ameliorating adverse cardiovascular outcomes.