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The Fatty Liver Index: a simple and accurate predictor of hepatic steatosis in the general population
FLI is simple to obtain and may help physicians select subjects for liver ultrasonography and intensified lifestyle counseling, and researchers to select patients for epidemiologic studies, but validation of FLI in external populations is needed before it can be employed for these purposes. Expand
Epidemiology of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
The majority of individuals with NAFLD do not develop NASH, and noninvasive markers such as the fatty liver index obtained from the Dionysos Study may be useful to screen forNAFLD in the general population. Expand
A position statement on NAFLD/NASH based on the EASL 2009 special conference.
This poster presents a meta-modelling procedure called “spot-spot analysis” that allows for the direct comparison of the response of the immune system to various types of carbohydrates and its role in disease. Expand
Prevalence of and risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: The Dionysos nutrition and liver study
NAFLD is highly prevalent in the general population, is not associated with SLD, but is associated with many features of the metabolic syndrome. Expand
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Hepatic Steatosis in Northern Italy
Data indicate that obesity plays a greater role than excessive alcohol intake in inducing fatty liver, and the relative roles of obesity and alcohol abuse, alone and in combination, in inducing steatosis are explored. Expand
The spectrum of liver disease in the general population: lesson from the Dionysos study.
A cohort study aimed to obtain data on how frequent liver disease was in the general population by screening 6.917 patients in Northern Italy for liver and the biliary diseases. Expand
Clinical patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A multicenter prospective study
NAFLD‐HCC is more often detected at a later tumor stage and could arise also in the absence of cirrhosis, but after patient matching, it has a similar survival rate compared to HCV infection; a future challenge will be to identify patients with NAFLD who require more stringent surveillance in order to offer the most timely and effective treatment. Expand
Epidemiology and natural history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
The authors summarize and update the most recent knowledge in the field of prevalence, natural history and incidence of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non Alcoholic SteatohepatitisExpand
Prevalence of chronic liver disease in the general population of northern Italy: The dionysos study
In those subjects with alcohol abuse, viral infection, especially hepatitis C virus, played an important role in the deterioration of chronic liver disease and its progression to hepatocellular carcinoma. Expand
A simple index of lipid overaccumulation is a good marker of liver steatosis
In a study sample of adults from Northern Italy, the simple calculation of LAP was a reasonably accurate approach to recognizing individuals with ultrasonographic liver steatosis. Expand