Hypertension and hepatic triglycerides content: a two (multi)-faceted clinical challenge?

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Excessive intrahepatic triglyceride accumulation is the basic manifestation of the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) [1]. NAFLD includes two pathologically distinct conditions with different prognoses: nonalcoholic fatty liver (pure steatosis or steatosis and mild lobular inflammation) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which covers a wide spectrum of disease severity, including fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma [2]. The diagnosis of NAFLD requires the exclusion of secondary causes and of a daily alcohol consumption more than 30 g for men and more than 20 g for women [3].

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