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Fig. 5

From: Herbal therapy for ameliorating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease via rebuilding the intestinal microecology

Fig. 5

The relationships between lipid metabolism and NAFLD. Foods with high fat and sugar can cause elevated blood lipid levels, promote the process of DNL, and increase the synthesis of FFA that further accumulates in the liver. Adipose tissue dysfunction and inflammation also play important roles in the pathological development of NAFLD. FFA free fatty acid, VLDL very low density lipoprotein, IDL intermediate-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, SCFAs short-chain fatty acids

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