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BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is not only an antiapoptotic and antifibrotic factor of liver, but it is also an adipokine. Serum HGF levels are strongly associated with liver diseases, obesity, insulin resistance (IR), and metabolic syndrome (MS). Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the hepatic component of MS. To the best of our knowledge,(More)
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