Prevalence of primary non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a population-based study and its association with biochemical and anthropometric measures.

@article{ZelberSagi2006PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of primary non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a population-based study and its association with biochemical and anthropometric measures.},
  author={Shira Zelber-Sagi and Dorit Nitzan-Kaluski and Zamir Halpern and Ran Oren},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={856-63}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Only a few studies have assessed the epidemiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of primary NAFLD in a population-based study in Israel and to determine independent risk factors. METHODS A cross-sectional study of a subsample of the Israeli national health survey (n=352). Individuals with a known etiology for secondary NAFLD were excluded. Each participant underwent an abdominal ultrasound, biochemical tests and an… CONTINUE READING
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