Prevalence of ultrasound-diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a hospital cohort and its association with anthropometric, biochemical and sonographic characteristics.

@article{Kirovski2010PrevalenceOU,
  title={Prevalence of ultrasound-diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a hospital cohort and its association with anthropometric, biochemical and sonographic characteristics.},
  author={Georgi Kirovski and Doris Schacherer and Hella Wobser and Hanna Huber and Christoph Niessen and Catrin Beer and Juergen Schoelmerich and Claus Hellerbrand},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={202-10}
}
UNLABELLED Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as the most common liver disease in Western countries with still rising prevalence due to a lifestyle favoring the development of the metabolic syndrome. AIM To investigate the prevalence of ultrasound-diagnosed NAFLD in patients with referral for sonographic examination of the abdomen, and to determine risk factors. METHODS After exclusion of patients with known liver disease or risk factors for secondary NAFLD, a total of… CONTINUE READING

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