Study of the Association between Hypothyroidism and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between hypothyroidism and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Methods: In a prospective observational study, the hypothyroidism patients were evaluated for NAFLD using ultrasonography. The participant’s characteristics such as age, gender, thyroid profile, history of diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease (IHD) were recorded using a data gathering form.
Results: A total of 51 participants were included in this study. From 51 participants, 47 (92.18%) individuals were females whereas 4 (7.82%) individuals were males. Out of 51 participants 27 individuals had NAFLD. There was statistically significant difference in FT4 levels with the participants with NAFLD.
Conclusion: Results from this study suggested that low FT4 concentration is associated with increased risk of NAFLD.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, NAFLD, ultrasonography, FT4.
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