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Anti-HCV seropositivity not associated with metabolic syndrome

March 27, 2015

Anti-hepatitis C virus infection seropositivity was not associated with metabolic syndrome among Taiwanese adults, regardless of age, gender and fibrosis, according to data published in the Annals of Hepatology.

“Although many studies have tried to clarify the association between HCV and metabolic syndrome, very few studies have comprehensively focused on the relationship between HCV and metabolic syndrome by demographic variables such as age, sex and surrogate markers of liver fibrosis,” the researchers wrote. “The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between these two diseases in a large-scale cohort in Taiwan.”

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