Plasma adipokines and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B virus-infected carriers: a prospective study in taiwan.

@article{Chen2014PlasmaAA,
  title={Plasma adipokines and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis B virus-infected carriers: a prospective study in taiwan.},
  author={Chien-Jen Chen and Wei-Shiung Yang and H C Yang and Chuen-Fei Chen and San-lin You and L Y Wang and Sheng-Nan Lu and Chun-Jen Liu and Jia-Horng Kao and Pei-Jer Chen and D. S. Chen},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1659-71}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is considered a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The relationship between adipocytokine and HCC in hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers remains unclear. We prospectively investigated the association of adiponectin, leptin, and visfatin levels with HCC. METHODS We conducted a nested case-control study in a community-based cohort with 187 incident HCC and 374 HCC-free HBV carriers. Unconditional logistic regression was conducted to estimate the ORs and 95… CONTINUE READING

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