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Anthropometric indicators of visceral adiposity as predictors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A review.


ABSTRACT: The objective was to critically analyze studies that evaluated the predictive capacity of indicators of visceral adiposity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The bibliographic research was carried out using the electronic database PubMed, LILACS and SciELO, references of selected articles. Although we found few studies, they have already used several indicators of visceral adiposity as waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio, Lipid accumulation product, Body Shape Index, Body Roundness Index and most them were good predictors of NAFLD. Thus, the anthropometric indicators may contribute for the diagnosis of NAFLD in a simple, low-cost and non-invasive way, allowing early therapeutic measures to prevent the evolution to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

SUBMITTER: Almeida NS 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6206145 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 362147

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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