Hepatitis C virus-infected patients are 'spared' from the metabolic syndrome but not from insulin resistance. A comparative study of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis C virus-related steatosis.

@article{Lonardo2009HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus-infected patients are 'spared' from the metabolic syndrome but not from insulin resistance. A comparative study of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis C virus-related steatosis.},
  author={Amedeo Lonardo and Stefano Ballestri and Luigi Elio Adinolfi and Enrico Violi and Lucia Carulli and Silvia Lombardini and Federica Scaglioni and Matteo Ricchi and Giuseppe Ruggiero and Paola Loria},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and chronic hepatitis C feature steatosis and insulin resistance (IR), conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome (MS). OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of MS and determinants of IR in patients with NAFLD and chronic hepatitis C. METHODS Ninety-three consecutive patients with NAFLD, 97 with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 2, and 182 'healthy' controls without steatosis were enrolled in the present study. The… CONTINUE READING

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