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Occurrence and clinical management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obesity patients: a literature review

  • Han Cui EMAIL logo and XiuWei Zhang


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic stress-induced liver injury closely correlated with insulin resistance. Currently, the methods for clinical management of NAFLD patients mainly include removing causes, changing lifestyle and dietary structure, drug therapy and weight-loss surgery. This paper summarizes the occurrence and clinical management of NAFLD in patients with obesity, with the aim of formulating scientific clinical interventions for these patients and thus preventing the occurrence of NAFLD.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2019-12-24
Accepted: 2020-02-19
Published Online: 2020-03-19
Published in Print: 2020-05-26

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