Impact of cigarette smoking on onset of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease over a 10-year period

  title={Impact of cigarette smoking on onset of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease over a 10-year period},
  author={Ayaka Hamabe and Hirofumi Uto and Yasushi Imamura and K. Kusano and Seiichi Mawatari and Kotaro Kumagai and Takeshi Kure and Tsutomu Tamai and A. Moriuchi and T. Sakiyama and M. Oketani and A. Ido and H. Tsubouchi},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  • Ayaka Hamabe, Hirofumi Uto, +10 authors H. Tsubouchi
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastroenterology
  • BackgroundMetabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, is a major risk factor for the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for metabolic syndrome, but the epidemiological impact of cigarette smoking on development of NAFLD is unclear.MethodsIn this retrospective study, 2,029 subjects underwent a complete medical health checkup in 1998 and again in 2008. Those who were positive for… CONTINUE READING
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