Increased prevalence of fatty liver in arterial hypertensive patients with normal liver enzymes: role of insulin resistance.

@article{Donati2004IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of fatty liver in arterial hypertensive patients with normal liver enzymes: role of insulin resistance.},
  author={Gabriele Donati and Barbara Stagni and Fabio Piscaglia and Nicola Venturoli and Antonio Maria Morselli-Labate and Leonardo Rasciti and Luigi Bolondi},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 7},
  pages={1020-3}
}
BACKGROUND The conditions associated with fatty liver disease presenting with normal liver enzymes and the mechanism involved in its development remain to be fully elucidated. AIMS The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that fatty liver with normal liver enzymes occurs more frequently in arterial hypertensive patients and to establish whether this condition is associated with insulin resistance. PATIENTS A total of 55 non-obese, non-diabetic, non-heavy alcohol drinking… CONTINUE READING

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