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Researchers find nearly 20% of non-obese Chinese adults have NAFLD

July 30, 2015

Researchers in Hong Kong found that one-fifth of the general Chinese population of non-obese individuals had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but were not at an increased risk for steatohepatitis or advanced fibrosis according to study data.

In a cross-sectional population study, researchers used proton-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and transient elastography to assess intrahepatic triglycerides (IHTG) and liver fibrosis in 911 random individuals selected from the census database of Hong Kong between May 2008 and September 2010. To determine individuals non-obese or obese, the researchers used the Asian BMI cutoff of 25 kg/m2. The mean age of the individuals was 48 ± 11 years, 41.9% were male and 22.8% had a BMI of 25 kg/m2 or greater (n = 210).    

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