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Keywords:

  • obesity;
  • liver enzymes;
  • fatty liver;
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease;
  • adipose tissue;
  • central adiposity;
  • visceral adiposity

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is commonly associated with obesity, a growing epidemic worldwide. A new large, population-based investigation has shown a statistically significant association between central adiposity and elevated liver enzymes. This finding adds to the growing research specifically linking central adiposity, and more specifically, visceral adiposity, with adverse health effects.