Relationship of nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis to overnight low-dose dexamethasone suppression test in obese individuals.


OBJECTIVES To examine the association between nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis (HS) and the activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, as evaluated by a low-dose dexamethasone suppression test, in obese subjects. DESIGN AND PATIENTS In a cross-sectional study, we examined 54 obese, otherwise healthy, individuals with a negligible or zero… (More)


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