Article Abstract

Building mass to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Authors: Serena Pelusi, Luca Valenti


While increased adiposity, generally estimated by high body mass index (BMI) is the major risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), several studies have now reported an association between low skeletal muscle mass and this condition (1,2). In particular, sarcopenia has been associated with NAFLD in the general population, and with disease severity in patients who underwent liver biopsy (3-5).