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Risk factors associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in subjects from primary care units. A case-control study

Llorenç Caballería1*, Ma Antonia Auladell1, Pere Torán2, Guillem Pera2, Dolores Miranda3, Alba Alumà4, José Dario Casas5, Laura Muñoz2, Carmen Sanchez6, Albert Tibau7, Marti Birules8, Santiago Canut9, Jesús Bernad10, Josep Aubà11, Miren Maite Aizpurua12 and Enriqueta Alcaraz7

Author Affiliations

1 Primary Healthcare Centre Premià de Mar, Catalan Health Institute, IDIAP Jordi Gol, La Plaça 93, 08330 Premià de Mar, Spain

2 Primary Healthcare Research Support Unit Barcelonés Nord i Maresme. IDIAP Jordi Gol, Camí del Mig 36, 08303 Mataró, Spain

3 Radiology Department, Primary Healthcare El Maresme, Catalan Health Institute, Camí del Mig 36, 08303 Mataró, Spain

4 Laboratory Department, Primary Healthcare Centre Dr. Robert, Catalan Health Institute, C/Pl. de la Medicina s/n, 08911 Badalona, Spain

5 Radiology Department, Primary Healthcare Badalona, Catalan Health Institute, C/Pl. de la Medicina s/n, 08911 Badalona, Spain

6 Radiology Department, Primary Healthcare Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Catalan Health Institute, C/Major, 49-53, 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Spain

7 Primary Healthcare Centre Premià de Mar, Catalan Health Institute, C/La Plaça 93, 08330 Premià de Mar, Spain

8 Primary Healthcare Centre Poble Nou, Catalan Health Institute, C/Lope de Vega 132, 08005 Barcelona, Spain

9 Primary Healthcare Centre Vilassar de Dalt, Catalan Health Institute, C/Plaça de la Vila 8, 08339 Vilassar de Dalt, Spain

10 Primary Healthcare Centre Vilassar de Mar, Catalan Health Institute, C/Santa Maria 59-79, 08340 Vilassar de Mar, Spain

11 Primary Healthcare Barcelonés Nord i Maresme, Catalan Health Institute, Sardana s/n, 08915 Badalona, Spain

12 Primary Healthcare Centre Gatassa, Catalan Health Institute, Camí del Mig 36 (4a planta), 08303 Mataró, Spain

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BMC Gastroenterology 2008, 8:44  doi:10.1186/1471-230X-8-44

Published: 3 October 2008

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