A case-control study: Association between serum neuregulin 4 level and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Dai2015ACS,
  title={A case-control study: Association between serum neuregulin 4 level and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Yi-Ning Dai and Jin-zhou Zhu and Z Y Fang and De-Jian Zhao and Xing-yong Wan and Hua-tuo Zhu and Chao-hui Yu and Youming Li},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2015},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={1667-73}
}
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a great health burden. Neuregulin 4 (Nrg4) is a recently identified secret factor that may be associated with NAFLD. AIM To investigate the association between serum Nrg4 level and NAFLD by conducting a case-control study. METHOD A total of 174 subjects were included. 87 NAFLD subjects and 87 age- and sex-matched non-NAFLD controls were identified by hepatic ultrasound examination. Anthropometric and biochemical data were measured and… CONTINUE READING
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