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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2008; 14(6): 831-844
Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.831
Figure 1
Figure 1 The pathogenesis of NAFLD has been disputed by many loud and long. The term “nonalcoholic fatty liver disease” is imprecisely defined; there is uncertainty regarding its pathogenesis. The elephant (NAFLD) has been interpreted by many and several possible etiologies and pathogenesis models have been assigned to it like ‘insulin resistance’, mitochondrial defects, adipokine imbalance, visceral fat, inflammatory cytokines and oxidant stress.