Mean Platelet Volume in Obese Adolescents with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


ARSLAN N., Makay B.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.23, no.8, pp.807-813, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2010.130
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.807-813
  • Keywords: mean platelet volume, obesity, adolescents, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, METABOLIC SYNDROME, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, CAROTID-ARTERY, CHILDREN, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, PREVALENCE, OVERWEIGHT, GLUCOSE, TRENDS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the accumulation of excess fat in the liver in the absence of alcohol consumption, which commonly coexists with obesity. NAFLD is associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis and insulin resistance. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a marker of platelet activation, which is a determinant of atherosclerosis.