Bacterial endotoxin and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the general population: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Wong2015BacterialEA,
  title={Bacterial endotoxin and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the general population: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Vincent Wai-Sun Wong and Grace Lai-Hung Wong and H L-Y Chan and David K. Y. Yeung and Rose P. S. Chan and Angel M-L Chim and Crystal Chan and Y-K Tse and Jean Woo and Winnie C. W. Chu},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={731-40}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have increased intestinal permeability and small intestine bacterial overgrowth. AIMS To test the hypothesis that endotoxemia is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the general population, and to study dietary factors associated with endotoxemia. METHODS Nine hundred and twenty adults were randomly selected from the government's census database and underwent proton-magnetic resonance spectroscopy to… CONTINUE READING

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