Reply to: “The role of NAFLD in extrahepatic malignancies: The importance of ruling out the effect of obesity”

We thank Bo Zheng et al. for their interest in our study and for providing a valuable comment.1 Our study investigated the little understood relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and extrahepatic cancers,2 and found that NAFLD was highly associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colorectal cancer in males, and breast cancer in females. This association suggests that NAFLD can serve as a risk factor of extrahepatic malignancies.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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We appreciate Bo Zheng et al. for their interest in our study and for providing a valuable comment. Our study investigated the little understood relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and extrahepatic cancers [1], and found that NAFLD was highly associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colorectal cancer in males, and breast cancer in females. This association suggests that NAFLD can serve as a risk factor of extrahepatic malignancies.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
We thank Bo Zheng et al. for their interest in our study and for providing a valuable comment.1 Our study investigated the little understood relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and extrahepatic cancers,2 and found that NAFLD was highly associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colorectal cancer in males, and breast cancer in females. This association suggests that NAFLD can serve as a risk factor of extrahepatic malignancies.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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