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Characteristics of non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis among lean patients in Japan: not uncommon and not always benign

M Tobari et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMI, BFM

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Abstract Background and Aim To elucidate features of nonobese non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we assessed Japanese patients with NAFLD stratified by body mass index (BMI) and by sex. Methods Biopsy‐proven 762 NAFLD patients (404 men) were classified into three groups by the Japanese criteria: nonobese group (BMI< 25 kg/m2), obese group (25 to 30), and severely obese group (≥ 30). Clinicopathological features and single nucleotide polymorphism of patatin‐like phospholipase 3 (PNPLA3) rs738409 were …
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