High prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic risk factors in Guatemala: A population-based study.

Affiliation

Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

There are no data on the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in general population samples in Guatemala or in other Central American countries. The prevalence and distribution of NAFLD and its associated risk factors were evaluated in a population-based sample of adults in Guatemala.

Keywords

Central America,Cross-sectional study,Diabetes,Guatemala,Metabolic syndrome,Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,Risk factors,

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