Statins in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and chronically elevated liver enzymes: a histopathological follow-up study.

@article{Ekstedt2007StatinsIN,
  title={Statins in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and chronically elevated liver enzymes: a histopathological follow-up study.},
  author={Mattias Ekstedt and Lennart E. Franz{\'e}n and Ulrik Mathiesen and Marika Holmqvist and G{\"o}ran Bodemar and Stergios Kechagias},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={135-41}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The effect of statins on hepatic histology in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not known. This study explores hepatic histology in NAFLD patients before and after initiation of statin therapy and compares histological outcome with NAFLD patients who had not been prescribed statins. METHODS Sixty-eight NAFLD patients were re-evaluated. Follow-up ranged from 10.3 to 16.3 years. Subjects were clinically investigated and a repeat liver biopsy was obtained. No patient… CONTINUE READING

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