Organ Crosstalk in Obesity and NAFLD eBook
The liver is vital to various metabolic functions including lipid and glucose metabolism. In order to maintain homeostasis, efficient gut-liver and adipose tissue-liver communications are needed1,2.
Research indicates that obesity induced dysfunctions within these crosstalks can lead to imbalances in energy metabolism and contribute to the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)1,3.
As the global prevalence of NAFLD continues to rise, researchers are working towards understanding how mechanisms behind liver-organ crosstalk and energy homeostasis can influence metabolic diseases1,4,5.
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