The role of NAFLD in extrahepatic malignancies: the importance of ruling out the effect of obesity

We read with great interests the article by Gi-Ae et al[1]. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) is strongly associated with metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases which implies that NAFLD might have an important part in extrahepatic complications. Gi-Ae et al not only confirmed that NAFLD is closely related to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma but also demonstrated that NAFLD is a risk factor for extrahepatic malignancies such as male colorectal carcinoma and female breast cancer.
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