Frequency of metabolic syndrome and 25-hydroxyvitamin D-3 levels in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Eraslan S., Kizilgul M., Uzunlulu M. , Colak Y. , Ozturk O., TUNCER İ. , ...More

MINERVA MEDICA, vol.104, no.4, pp.447-453, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : MINERVA MEDICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-453


Aim. It is known that insulin resistance has an important role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and that serum 25-hidroksivitamin D-3 [25-(OH)D] levels are found low in the presence of insulin resistance. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterized by insulin resistance. The purpose of the present study was to determine the levels of 25-(OH)D and the frequency of MetS in patients with NAFLD, and to evaluate the association of 25-(OH)D with the histology of NAFLD and metabolic parameters.