Volume 14, Number 2 (Summer 2010)                   hmj 2010, 14(2): 115-123 | Back to browse issues page


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Tazhibi M, Kelishadi R, Khalili Tahmasebi H, Adibi A, Beihaghi A, Salehi H et al . Association of lifestyle with metabolic syndrome and non-Alcoholic fatty liver in children and adolescence. hmj. 2010; 14 (2) :115-123
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Isfahan Cardiovascular Research center
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Introduction: Identification of the factors related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents help us to know appropriate methods for prevention and control of chronic diseases.
Methods: This cross-sectional and analytic study comprised 962 children and adolescents, aged 6-18 years, in Isfahan in 2008. Variables related to life style and metabolic syndromes related were determined and their relationship with non-alcohlic fatty liver disease were analysed using Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) regression method, using SPSS.
Results: The final obtained model with the omission of 13 low effect variables had 5 powerful and effective variables in which oil consumption, waist circumference, body mass index and blood cholesterol level are factors that increase the probability of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The age variable is an ablative variable with negative coefficient in the final model. The relationship between body mass index as well as waist circumference with nonalcoholic fatty liver were statistically significant (P<0.01).
Conclusion: This study confirms the appropriateness of the LASSO regression model for analyzing non-linear variables and in the case where predictor variables are more than the sample size. Moreover, it shows that, even among children and adolescents, lifestyle habits are associated with fatty liver disease it underscores the necessity of establishing healthy life styles from the early life to prevent chronic diseases.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/19

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