Prevalence and factors associated with the presence of non alcoholic fatty liver disease in an apparently healthy adult population in primary care units

@article{Caballera2007PrevalenceAF,
  title={Prevalence and factors associated with the presence of non alcoholic fatty liver disease in an apparently healthy adult population in primary care units},
  author={Llorenç Caballer{\'i}a and Ma Ant{\`o}nia Auladell and Pere Toran and Dolores Miranda and Jes{\'u}s Aznar and Guillem Pera and Dolors Gil and L. Mu{\~n}oz and Jaume Planas and Santiago Canut and Jes{\'u}s Bernad and Josep Aub{\`a} and Gregorio Pizarro and Miren Maite Aizpurua and Anna Altaba and Albert Tibau},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={41 - 41}
}
BACKGROUND Fatty liver disease is characterized by the accumulation of fat vacuoles inside of the hepatocytes. Non alcoholic fatty liver is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipemia, the intake of certain drugs and with the so-called metabolic syndrome. However, there is little information on the clinical relevance of this disorder as a healthcare problem in the general population, since the studies published generally include a limited number of patients and the diagnosis is… CONTINUE READING