Evaluation of early atherosclerosis markers in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


KUCUKAZMAN M. , ATA N., YAVUZ B., DAL K., SEN O., Deveci O. S. , ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY, vol.25, no.2, pp.147-151, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/meg.0b013e32835a58b1
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-151

Abstract

Objectives Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver cells. It is strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors for atherosclerosis. Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) are noninvasive methods for the evaluation of endothelium. They are considered early markers of atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate early atherosclerosis markers in patients with NAFLD.