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Hepatic lipidomic remodeling in severe obesity manifests with steatosis and does not evolve with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

Geraldine J Ooi, Peter J Meikle, Kevin Huynh, Arul Earnest, Stuart K Roberts, William Kemp, Benjamin L Parker, Wendy Brown, Paul Burton, Matthew J Watt



BACKGROUNDS & AIMS: Obesity often leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress from simple steatosis (non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL)) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The accumulation of certain lipid subtypes is linked with worsening metabolic and liver disease, however, specific changes during progression from No-NAFL to NAFL then NASH are unresolved. Herein, we characterise the liver, adipose tissue and plasma lipidome of worsening NAFLD in obesity, and evaluate the utility of plasma lipids as biomarkers of NAFLD. METHODS: Venous blood, liver, visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue samples were obtained from 181 patients undergoing bariatric surgery. ..

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