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Central Obesity and Elevated Liver Enzymes

Gregory M. Lam DO, Sohrab Mobarhan MD
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2004.tb00010.x 394-399 First published online: 1 October 2004


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is commonly associated with obesity, a growing epidemic worldwide. A new large, population-based investigation has shown a statistically significant association between central adiposity and elevated liver enzymes. This finding adds to the growing research specifically linking central adiposity, and more specifically, visceral adiposity, with adverse health effects.

  • obesity
  • liver enzymes
  • fatty liver
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • adipose tissue
  • central adiposity
  • visceral adiposity

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