Association of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Musso G., Gambino R., Tabibian J. H. , Ekstedt M., Kechagias S., Hamaguchi M., ...More

PLOS MEDICINE, vol.11, no.7, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001680
  • Journal Name: PLOS MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent, under-recognized condition and a risk factor for renal failure and cardiovascular disease. Increasing evidence connects non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to CKD. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine whether the presence and severity of NAFLD are associated with the presence and severity of CKD.