Aug 4, 2018

Ideal Cardiovascular Health Is Inversely Associated with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Prospective Analysis

The American Journal of Medicine
Long WangGuang Ning


Cardiovascular health has been proven to be associated with major cardiometabolic diseases. However, little is known of associations between cardiovascular health and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This study included 3424 adults aged ≥40 years who were free of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease at baseline from a community cohort followed for up to 5 years. Liver ultrasonography was conducted at baseline and at follow-up to diagnose incident nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Six metrics including smoking, physical activity, body mass index, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and fasting glucose were used to define cardiovascular health status. Associations of individual cardiovascular health metrics, number of cardiovascular health metrics, and overall cardiovascular health status at baseline, as well as changes in cardiovascular health during follow-up with risks of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, were examined. A total of 649 participants developed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease during follow-up. Risks of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease reduced in a dose-response manner in participants with 3-4 ideal cardiovascular health metrics (odds ratio 0.50; 95% confidence interval, 0.41-0.61) and in participants with ...Continue Reading

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Ultrasonography of Liver
Total cholesterol
Serum Total Cholesterol Measurement
Cardiovascular Diseases
Body Mass Index Procedure
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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