Can you inherit a fatty liver?
Endocrinologists have for the first time established that serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable.
The discovery of a novel gut serum metabolite with a shared genetic effect with NAFLD sheds light on the pathogenesis of fat in the liver and fibrosis, they say.
This finding is also significant because it suggests serum metabolites could be a useful biomarker of the disease and could potentially be targeted to improve NAFLD treatment.
Previous studies have shown NAFLD is heritable and has a shared genetic effect with hepatic