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C-H Hsu

Partial Protection from Metabolic Syndrome in Chronic Hepatitis C Elderly Subjects Due to Lower Triglyceride Level

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.123
Pages: 
116–22
Synopsis: 
Chronic hepatitis C is a protective factor against having metabolic syndrome and this effect might be due to lower triglyceride level in the elderly. Further studies are warranted for the underlying mechanisms.

ABSTRACT

Background: In Taiwan, subjects over 65 years old have higher prevalence of hepatitis C. Among these patients, around 50% have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Since cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are main causes of death in this age group, in this cross-sectional study, we tried to evaluate the effects of NAFLD and hepatitis C on the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS).

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015
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