Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Its Association With Cardiovascular Disease

Ann Hepatol. 2009;8 Suppl 1:S40-3.


An association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been recently suggested. Indeed, different studies have demonstrated that NAFLD patients present increased subclinical atherosclerosis compared to non-steatosic individuals, and are supported by the few follow-up studies revealing that CVD is the second most common cause of death in NAFLD patients. However, the nature of the relationship NAFLD/CVD is still under debate.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology*
  • Fatty Liver / complications*
  • Fatty Liver / epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors