Similar risk factors observed in lean, non-lean patients with NAFLD

Similar risk factors observed in lean, non-lean patients with NAFLD

Lean and non-lean patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were similar metabolically and had common risk factors, according to findings published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Open.“Age, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, insulin resistance, uric acid, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides are the important risk factors of NAFLD shared equally among lean and non-lean,” Shahinul Alam, MD, from the department of hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and colleagues wrote. “InRead More

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