Article Abstract

The gut’s feeling on bile acid signaling in NAFLD

Authors: John Y. L. Chiang


The gut to live axis plays a critical role in regulation of hepatic bile acid synthesis and metabolic homeostasis (1). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease with a high prevalence of ~35% in adults. NAFLD can progress from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.