Role of APN and TNF-α in type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
“Role of APN and TNF-α in type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease”, vol. 14, pp. 2940-2946, 2015.,
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic liver disease caused by non-excessive alcohol consumption and is the most common cause of elevated levels of serum liver enzymes. We examined changes in adiponectin (APN) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated by NAFLD and their relationships with insulin resistance (IR). Forty-two T2DM, 39 NAFLD, and 45 T2DM complicated with NAFLD (complicated group) patients were enrolled in this study.