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Reduction of fat to muscle mass ratio is associated with improvement of liver stiffness in diabetic patients with non-alcoholic

Osaka et al.
Used Parameters : SMI, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Clinical Medicine

Body weight reduction leads to improvement of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but the contributions of body composition modification on its improvement have not been clarified yet. We performed a retrospective cohort study in a Japanese university hospital to clarify the effect of body fat reduction on the improvement of hepatic stiffness as well as hepatic steatosis. The skeletal muscle mass index (SMI, kg/m 2), fat to muscle mass ratio, and the change in fat to muscle mass ratio after 1 year from baseline were calculated …
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