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The endocrinology of liver disease 

The endocrinology of liver disease
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The endocrinology of liver disease
Author(s):

Alessandro Antonelli

, Clodoveo Ferri

, and Poupak Fallahi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.0169
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date: 09 December 2019

The liver plays a significant role in glucose, lipid, insulin, glucagon, thyroid, and steroid hormone metabolism, and in energy homeostasis. Therefore, it is unsurprising that liver diseases are associated with a wide spectrum of endocrinological disorders.

The most frequent causes of liver disorders in the general adult population of the USA are non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, excessive alcohol intake, haemochromatosis, and hepatitis B (1).

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