Article Abstract

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and risk of developing chronic kidney disease: a new piece of a recent puzzle from a large Asian study

Authors: Alessandro Mantovani

Abstract

In a recent cross-sectional study published on J Hepatol, Yeung et al. have showed that advanced liver fibrosis (detected by transient elastography), which is a severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), was associated with an increased risk of albuminuria in a cohort of approximately 1,800 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, independent of several cardio-metabolic risk factors (1).