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CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER
                    DISEASE
           A. Brea, D. Mosquera, E. Martin, A. Arizti, M.J. Palomo
       Lipids Unit, C.H. San Millan-San Pedro, Logrono, La Rioja, Spain
Objectives: a) To determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors
(CVRF) on patients who have been diagnosed of non-alcoholic fatty liver
disease (NAFLD). b) To evaluate the potential cardiovascular risk (CVR) of
patients with NAFLD according to Joint European Coronary Risk Chart
Methods: We studied one hundred eight consecutive patients with bright
liver on ultrasound examination. All of them were revised with the aim to
exclude chronic alcoholism by alcohol use disorders identification test
(AUDIT) and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in serum and using dietetic
survey to exclude who consumed even moderate alcohol amounts (less than
forty gram per day). All of them were anti-HCV, anti-HBV, ANA y ASMA
negatives. It was achieved an anamnesis, physical examination and blood
test that included lipid parameters and oral glucose tolerance test from them
to know theirs CVRF. We have estimated their cardiovascular risk along ten
years according to Joint European Coronary Risk Chart
Results: Only thirty-eight patients could go on in this study (twenty
females). Current Smokers: twelve; Hypertension: twenty-eight;
Hypercholesterolemia: twenty-eight; Low HDL cholesterol: six;
Hypertriglyceridemia: fifteen; Abdominal Obesity: twenty-eight; Obesity:
twenty-four; Diabetes: seventeen; Moderate or High Coronary Risk:
nineteen.
Conclusions:
a) Patients with NAFLD show a higher prevalence of CVRF (mainly
hypertension, dislipidemia and obesity) beside they have an important
accumulation of them.
b) A moderate-high CVR calculated by European Guidelines are present in
most of our patients, what makes that NAFLD must be looked at not only
like a chronic liver disease but like a marker of this risk.

								
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