BMI, disease duration among predictors of NAFLD in Crohn’s patients in China

BMI, serum transaminase, pre-albumin levels and disease duration may predict the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with Crohn’s disease, according to research published in BMC Gastroenterology.“In recent years, mounting data suggest there is an increase in prevalence of NAFLD in IBD population compared with community-based controls,” Qijin Hong, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, and colleagues wrote. “However, as the discrepancies have been recognized between eastern and westernRead More

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