More cardiovascular disease in lean people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease than
Lean patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were more likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those overweight or obese, a researcher reported.
Among over 18,000 such patients, logistic regression analysis -- adjusting for demographics and clinical risk factors -- showed patients with overweight or obesity with NAFLD were associated with a significantly lower prevalence of any CVD compared to lean patients, according to Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Specifically:
- Overweight: odds ratio 0.8, 95% CI 0.6-0.9
- Obesity class 1: OR 0.7, 95% CI 0.6-0.9
- Obesity class 2-3: OR 0.7, 95% CI 0.6-0.8
While lean patients had a lower prevalence of cirrhosis, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and other metabolic diseases, they had a greater prevalence of …
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