Cholecystectomy does not significantly increase the risk of fatty liver disease
Hong-Gang Wang, Peng Shen, Rui Xie, Xiao-Zhong Yang, Department of Gastroenterology, Huai’an First People’s Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Huai’an 223300, Jiangsu Province, China
Li-Zhen Wang, Xiao-Dan Huang, Fa-Ming Zhang, Guo-Zhong Ji, Department of Medical Examination Center and Institute of Digestive Endoscopy and Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China
Hang-Jiang Fu, The Cadre Health Care Ward, Nanjing General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command, Nanjing 210002, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Wang HG and Wang LZ contributed equally to this work; Wang HG, Zhang FM, Yang XZ and Ji GZ designed the research; Wang HG, Wang LZ, Shen P, Huang XD and Xie R analyzed the data; Wang HG, Fu HJ and Ji GZ wrote the paper.
Ethics approval: This study was reviewed by Nanjing Medical University Institutional Review Board. Ethical approval for this investigation was obtained from the Ethics Committee of Nanjing Medical University.
Informed consent: All participants were informed about the purpose and general procedures of this study and informed consents were signed prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
Data sharing: No additional unpublished data are available.
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Correspondence to: Guo-Zhong Ji, MD, Department of Medical Examination Center and Institute of Digestive Endoscopy and Medical Center for Digestive Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 121 Jiang Jiayuan, Nanjing 210011, Jiangsu Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 21, 2014
Peer-review started: October 21, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: November 25, 2014
Accepted: January 8, 2015
Article in press: January 8, 2015
Published online: March 28, 2015