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Body Roundness Index and Waist-to-Height Ratio are Strongly Associated With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Population-Based Study

Nima Motamed 1 , Behnam Rabiee 2 , Gholam Reza Hemasi 2 , Hossein Ajdarkosh 2 , Mahmood Reza Khonsari 2 , Mansooreh Maadi 2 , Hossein Keyvani 3 and Farhad Zamani 2 , *
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1 Department of Social Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, IR Iran
2 Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Research Center (GILDRC), Tehran Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Virology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: September 01, 2016, 16 (9); e39575
  • Published Online: August 14, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: May 29, 2016
  • Revised: July 12, 2016
  • Accepted: August 7, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.39575

To Cite: Motamed N, Rabiee B, Hemasi G R, Ajdarkosh H, Khonsari M R, et al. Body Roundness Index and Waist-to-Height Ratio are Strongly Associated With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Population-Based Study, Hepat Mon. 2016 ; 16(9):e39575. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.39575.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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