Overweight and obesity, hepatic steatosis, and progression of chronic hepatitis C: a retrospective study on a large cohort of patients in the United States.

@article{Hu2004OverweightAO,
  title={Overweight and obesity, hepatic steatosis, and progression of chronic hepatitis C: a retrospective study on a large cohort of patients in the United States.},
  author={Ke-qin Hu and Namgyal L. Kyulo and Eric Esrailian and Kevin A. Thompson and R. F. Chase and Donald J. Hillebrand and Bruce Allen Runyon},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={147-54}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatic steatosis has been associated with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), but its prevalence, risk factors, and clinical significance remain to be determined. AIMS The present study determined the frequency of, and risk factors for hepatic steatosis and its association with activity and progression of CHC in a large cohort of U.S. patients. METHODS This is a retrospective study that utilized systematic chart review and statistical analyzes to investigate 324 U.S. patients with CHC… CONTINUE READING
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