Clinical Impact of Sexual Dimorphism in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Patrizia Burra; Debora Bizzaro; Anna Gonta; Sarah Shalaby; Martina Gambato; Maria Cristina Morelli; Silvia Trapani; Annarosa Floreani; Fabio Marra; Maurizia Rossana Brunetto; Gloria Taliani; Erica Villa


Liver International. 2021;41(8):1713-173. 

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A literature search was performed to identify studies regarding sex and gender influence in NAFLD/NASH, published up to March 2021. Relevant research and review articles were identified by searching the PubMed database, Ovid MEDLINE and Ovid EMBASE, limited to articles published in the English language but not date restricted.

Search terms included "fatty liver" OR "NAFLD" OR "NASH" OR "steatosis" AND "gender" OR "sex" OR "sex differences". Additional searches were also made for each of the individual section of our review article. Selected articles referenced in these publications were also examined.