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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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12 tweeters
1 patent
2 Facebook pages
1 Wikipedia page


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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Published in
BMC Medicine, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12916-017-0806-8
Pubmed ID

Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has emerged a major challenge because of it prevalence, difficulties in diagnosis, complex pathogenesis, and lack of approved therapies. As the burden of hepatitis C abates over the next decade, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will become the major form of chronic liver disease in adults and children and could become the leading indication for liver transplantation. This overview briefly summarizes the most recent data on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Ongoing clinical trials are focused on an array of disease mechanisms and reviewed here are how these treatments fit into the current paradigm of substrate overload lipotoxic liver injury. Many of the approaches are directed at downstream events such as inflammation, injury and fibrogenesis. Addressing more proximal processes such as dysfunctional satiety mechanisms and inappropriately parsimonious energy dissipation are potential therapeutic opportunities that if successfully understood and exploited would not only address fatty liver disease but also the other components of the metabolic syndrome such as obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 488 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 83 17%
Student > Master 65 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 9%
Researcher 37 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 33 7%
Other 84 17%
Unknown 142 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 121 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 75 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 26 5%
Other 46 9%
Unknown 152 31%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 December 2021.
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