Relationship between serum circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and liver fat in the United States.

@article{Runchey2014RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between serum circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and liver fat in the United States.},
  author={Shauna S. Runchey and Edward J Boyko and George N. Ioannou and Kristina M Utzschneider},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          589-96
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and IGF-1/IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) concentrations are associated with adiposity and insulin resistance. We aimed to determine whether serum IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and IGF-1/IGFBP-3 are associated with presence or severity of NAFLD independent of potential confounding. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination… CONTINUE READING

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