Fatty liver in non‐alcoholic non‐overweight Japanese adults: Incidence and clinical characteristics

  title={Fatty liver in non‐alcoholic non‐overweight Japanese adults: Incidence and clinical characteristics},
  author={Katsuhisa Omagari and Yoshiko Kadokawa and Jun‐ichi Masuda and Ichiei Egawa and Takafumi Sawa and Hiroaki Hazama and Kazuo Ohba and Hajime Isomoto and Yohei Mizuta and Kenji Hayashida and Kunihiko Murase and Takehiko Kadota and Ikuo Murata and Shigeru Kohno},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
Background and Aims: Fatty liver is not uncommon in many countries, including Japan, and is mainly caused by alcohol usage and obesity. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and causative factors of fatty liver in Japanese adults. 

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