Visceral adiposity index is associated with significant fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Petta2012VisceralAI,
  title={Visceral adiposity index is associated with significant fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Salvatore Petta and Marco Calogero Amato and Vito Di Marco and Calogero Camm{\`a} and Giuseppe Pizzolanti and Maria Rosa Barcellona and Daniela Cabibi and Aldo Galluzzo and Domenico Sinagra and Carla Giordano and Antonio Crax{\`i}},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={238-47}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic factors have been associated with liver damage in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). AIMS To test a new marker of adipose dysfunction, the visceral adiposity index (VAI), in NAFLD patients to assess whether or not it is associated with host factors, and to investigate a potential correlation with histological findings. METHODS One hundred and forty-two consecutive NAFLD patients were evaluated by liver biopsy, and clinical and metabolic… CONTINUE READING
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