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Association of low skeletal muscle mass with advanced liver fibrosis in patients with non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease

Kang MK
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Used Parameters : Segmental FFM

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Abstract Background and Aim Although low skeletal muscle mass (LSMM) is known to increase the risk of non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), limited reports have described the relationship between LSMM and advanced fibrosis. Here, we investigated the association between LSMM and advanced liver fibrosis in NAFLD patients. Methods Fatty liver was diagnosed using ultrasound, and appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) was measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis. LSMM was defined in two ways …
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