Hepatic gene expression of Caucasian and African-American patients with obesity-related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Stepanova2010HepaticGE,
  title={Hepatic gene expression of Caucasian and African-American patients with obesity-related non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Maria Stepanova and Noreen Hossain and Arian Afendy and Kellie L Perry and Zachary D. Goodman and Ancha V. Baranova and Zobair M Younossi},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          640-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIM There is increasing data suggesting that African Americans with NAFLD tend to have less progressive liver disease. The aim of this study is to assess differences in the hepatic gene expression of African-American and Caucasian patients with NAFLD who had undergone bariatric surgery. METHODS A total of 94 patients (81 NAFLD and 13 weight-matched controls with normal liver biopsy) were included. Of the entire cohort, 73 were Caucasians and 21 were African Americans. All patients… CONTINUE READING
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