The severity of histologic liver lesions is independent of body mass index in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

2013 Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 47;3 (280-286)

GOALS/BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with obesity, but it may also be present in lean individuals. We evaluated the characteristics of NAFLD patients, focusing on those with normal body mass index (BMI). STUDY: One hundred and sixty-two of 185 consecutive NAFLD patients were included. Demographic, clinical, somatometric, and laboratory characteristics were recorded. BMI

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