Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and age are strong indicators for atherosclerosis in morbid obesity.

@article{Puig2015NonalcoholicFL,
  title={Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and age are strong indicators for atherosclerosis in morbid obesity.},
  author={Josep Puig and Gerard Blasco and Josep Daunis-i-Estadella and Emili Loshuertos and Jaume Codina and V{\'i}ctor Cuba and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Becerra Ortiz and Gemma Xifra and Wifredo Ricart and Salvador Pedraza and Massimo Federici and Jos{\'e} Fern{\'a}ndez-Real},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={180-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Whether nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can predict atherosclerosis in obese patients remains unclear. The aim of our study was to investigate the usefulness of NAFLD and other cardiometabolic parameters in predicting subclinical atherosclerosis in obese patients. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS We studied 314 consecutive obese subjects (223 women; mean age, 45·04 ± 9·34 years; body mass index 44·3 ± 5 kg/m(2) ) and 47 healthy lean individuals. Hepatic steatosis and… CONTINUE READING