Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 8 - 2018
Is Westernised Life Style Dominant Cause of NAFLD in Old Dhaka City?
Md Fazal Karim1* and Salimur Rahman2
1Department of Hepatology, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Md Fazal Karim, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Hepatology, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: April 16, 2018; Published: July 09, 2018
Citation: Md Fazal Karim and Salimur Rahman. “Is Westernised Life Style Dominant Cause of NAFLD in Old Dhaka City?”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 5.8 (2018): 556-560.
Introduction: Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is an emerging problem in Bangladesh. Its etiology in old part of Dhaka city is less-explored where it is frequently diagnosed in most of patients coming for abdominal fullness or pain.
Methodology: A perspective randomized study was done on fatty liver patients. These patients were compared to control to explore risk factors.
Result: Most of NAFLD patients were comparatively young with mean age of presentation 35.5 years. Both males and females were affected. Male persons were found more to have fatty liver. It was also frequent among non-obese persons [15.8% having Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) <0.85] Parameters like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, rice and meat intake were similar in both groups.
Conclusion: Other than intake of fast food, taking meal at unusual time may be a factor in fatty liver emergence in old part of Dhaka city. This needs to be explored.
Keywords: NAFLD; Dhaka
Copyright: © 2018 Md Fazal Karim and Salimur Rahman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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