Serum adipokines might predict liver histology findings in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Raika Jamali, Research Development Center, Sina Hospital, Tehran 15614, Iran
Raika Jamali, Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Tehran 15614, Iran
Mohsen Razavizade, Abbas Arj, Department of Internal Medicine, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan 87137, Iran
Mohammad Hossein Aarabi, Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan 87137, Iran
Author contributions: Jamali R and Aarabi MH proposed the idea and designed the research; Jamali R, Arj A and Razavizade M diagnosed NAFLD and enrolled patients; Jamali R, Arj A, Aarabi MH and Razavizade M collected the data; Jamali R performed the statistical analysis and interpreted the data; Jamali R and Aarabi MH wrote the draft; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Kashan University of Medical Sciences Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardians, provided informed written consent before study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Mohammad Hossein Aarabi, PhD, Professor, Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Disease, Faculty of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 15th Khordad Square, Abazar Street, Kashan 87137, Iran. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 5, 2016
Peer-review started: January 5, 2016
First decision: February 18, 2016
Revised: February 25, 2016
Accepted: March 18, 2016
Article in press: March 18, 2016
Published online: June 7, 2016