Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among sasang constitutional types: A population-based study in Korea

Seung Ku Lee, Dae Wui Yoon, Si Woo Lee, Jong Yeol Kim, Jin Kwan Kim, Chol Shin

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Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and is highly prevalent in populations with metabolic conditions such as obesity and type II diabetes. Specific types of Sasang constitution can act as a risk factor for metabolic diseases, but there are no studies addressing the association between the Sasang constitutional types (SCTs) and NAFLD. Methods: A total of 1184 individuals (508 males, 676 females) that enrolled in the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study were included in the present study. Classification of SCTs was done with an integrated diagnostic model. NAFLD was diagnosed when the liver attenuation index (LAI) value was

Original languageEnglish
Article number399
JournalBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 7



  • Computed tomography
  • Liver attenuation index
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Sasang constitutional types

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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