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J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Dec;26(12):1865-8. doi: 10.1589/jpts.26.1865. Epub 2014 Dec 25.

Analysis of biochemical markers related to Fatty liver patients.

Journal of physical therapy science

Jae-Hwan Cho, Jang-Sun Namgung, Jin Lee, Deog-Hwan Moon, Hae-Kag Lee


  1. Department of International Radiological Science, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Republic of Korea.
  2. Department of International Radiological Science, Hallym University of Graduate Studies, Republic of Korea ; Department of Radiology, Korea Veterans Hospital, Republic of Korea.
  3. Department of Public Health, Graduate School, Inje University, Republic of Korea.
  4. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, Republic of Korea.

PMID: 25540483 PMCID: PMC4273043 DOI: 10.1589/jpts.26.1865


[Purpose] This study was designed to study the correlation between biochemical tests and fatty liver. [Subjects and Methods] The study subjects were 242 people who received an abdominal ultrasound examination at a general hospital in Seoul, Korea, from March 2012 to March 2013. After the abdominal ultrasound examination, the subjects were categorized according to the presence or absence of fatty liver (n = 118 and 124, respectively). [Results] Comparison of biochemical markers revealed that glucose, total protein, aspartate transminase, alanine transaminase and triglyceride were higher in fatty liver patients. Risk analysis of general characteristics determined that hypertensive and diabetic patients had a 2.475- and 2.026-times greater risk of onset of fatty liver, respectively. The comparison of fatty liver with individual characteristics and biochemical markers revealed a 1.804-times greater chance of fatty liver when total protein was high, 0.964-times greater chance when high density lipoprotein was elevated and 1.204-times greater chance when triglyceride was elevated. When hypertension became severe, the chance of experiencing onset of fatty liver was 2.848 times higher. [Conclusion] Fatty liver is a representative disease of obese people in general and more active attention is necessary for its prevention and treatment. A direct cause of fatty liver was not found. Large-scale prospective studies will be required.

Keywords: Biochemical markers; Fatty liver


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