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A simple index of lipid overaccumulation is a good marker of liver steatosis

Giorgio Bedogni12*, Henry S Kahn3, Stefano Bellentani4 and Claudio Tiribelli1

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1 University of Trieste and Liver Research Center, Building Q, AREA Science Park, Strada Statale 14/km 163.5, 34012 Basovizza, Trieste, Italy

2 Department of Maternal and Pediatric Sciences, University of Milan, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda - Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy

3 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, USA

4 Liver Center, Azienda USL Modena, "Ramazzini" Hospital, Carpi, Modena, Italy

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BMC Gastroenterology 2010, 10:98  doi:10.1186/1471-230X-10-98

Published: 25 August 2010

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Probability of liver steatosis as detected by the natural logarithm of the lipid accumulation product in males and females. Abbreviations; LAP = lipid accumulation product; lnLAP = natural logarithm of LAP; Prob = probability; Lower = lower 95% confidence interval; Upper = upper 95% confidence interval.

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