Correlation between non-alcoholic fatty liver with metabolic risk factors and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity
Wen-Hua Zhu, Li-Zheng Fang, Chong-Rong Lu, Hong-Lei Dai, Jian-Hua Chen, Qiao-Hua Qiao, Li-Ying Chen, Department of Family Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Institute of Clinical Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhu WH, Chen LY and Fang LZ designed the research and analyzed the data; Lu CR and Dai HL evaluated non-alcoholic fatty liver and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity; Chen JH and Qiao QH collected and collated data.
Supported by Grants from Public Interest Research and Social Development Program of Zhejiang Province, No. 2011C23098; Biomedical Science and Technology Foundation of Zhejiang Province, No. 2012B20123; and Education bureau of Zhejiang Province, China, No. Y201223481.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Medical Ethics Committee of the Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
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Correspondence to: Li-Ying Chen, MD, Department of Family Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Institute of Clinical Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 3 Qingchun Donglu, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: March 1, 2015
Peer-review started: March 2, 2015
First decision: April 23, 2015
Revised: May 18, 2015
Accepted: July 15, 2015
Article in press: July 15, 2015
Published online: September 21, 2015