Sarcopenia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Is there a relationship? A systematic review
Cristiane V Tovo, Sabrina A Fernandes, Caroline Buss, Angelo A de Mattos, Postgraduate Program at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS 90430-080, Brazil
Cristiane V Tovo, Angelo A de Mattos, Clinical Medicine Department at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS 90430-080, Brazil
Sabrina A Fernandes, PostGraduate Program in Bioscience and Rehabilitation and the PostGraduate Program in Rehabilitation and Inclusion, Methodist University - IPA, Porto Alegre, RS 90420-060, Brazil
Caroline Buss, Nutrition Department at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS 90430-080, Brazil
Author contributions: Tovo CV and Fernandes SA perfomed the data collection; all the authors wrote the paper and approved the final version.
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Correspondence to: Cristiane V Tovo, MD, PhD, Postgraduate Program at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Rua Cel Aurelio Bitencourt 115 apto 201, Porto Alegre, RS 90430-080, Brazil. email@example.com
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Received: September 7, 2016
Peer-review started: September 9, 2016
First decision: October 20, 2016
Revised: January 3, 2017
Accepted: February 8, 2017
Article in press: February 13, 2017
Published online: February 28, 2017