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Prevalence of colonic adenomas in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

By Nadege T. Touzin, Kelvin N.V. Bush, Christopher D. Williams and Stephen A. Harrison


Background: Epidemiologic data suggest that colonic adenomas have an increased tendency to occur in patients who are obese, African American, or have a positive family history of colon cancer, or diabetes mellitus. Recent data suggest that impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome are associated with a higher risk for colonic adenomas. Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often share several of the aforementioned risk factors for colonic adenomas. However, data are lacking about the relationship between NAFLD and colonic adenomas. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate whether NAFLD is an independent risk factor for colonic adenomas

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