The Metabolic Syndrome as a Predictor of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  title={The Metabolic Syndrome as a Predictor of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease},
  author={Masahide Hamaguchi and Takao Kojima and Noriyuki Takeda and Takayuki Nakagawa and Hiroya Taniguchi and Kota Fujii and Tatsushi Omatsu and Tomoaki Nakajima and Hiroshi Sarui and Makoto Shimazaki and Takahiro A. Kato and Junichi Okuda and Kazunori Ida},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Context The metabolic syndrome is often present in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but no one knows whether it precedes NAFLD. Content At baseline, 812 members of a cohort of 4401 apparently healthy Japanese adults had NAFLD on abdominal ultrasonography. In 1 year, the authors identified 308 new cases, and NAFLD had resolved in 113 participants. Participants with the metabolic syndrome were much more likely to develop NAFLD and were less likely to experience disease… 

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