Table 1: Clinical characteristics of subjects based on fatty liver.

Absent (n = 47)Moderate (Grade II) (n = 38)P value

Sex (M/F)25/2220/180.451
Age (y)11   2.111.5   1.10.369
BMI (kg/m2)25   3.631   2.90.001
WC (cm)85.2   11.297   10.90.001
ALT (U/L)22.7   6.226   4.10.942
AST (U/L)21.1   7.425.1   3.20.212
TC (mg/dL) 168.7   27.4179   19.80.006
HDL (mg/dL)50.3   13.140   12.10.002
LDL (mg/dL)103.7   22.194   9.60.043
TG (mg/dL)110.2   54.3109.1   600.294
CRP2.2   2.82.4   2.60.591
HOMA-IR4.3   1.96.2   2.10.001

Values are presented as means   SD. Statistical significant difference (P < 0.05). Abbreviations: BMI: body mass index, WC: waist circumference, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, TC: total cholesterol, LDL: low density lipoprotein, HDL: high density lipoprotein, TG: triglycerides, CRP: C-reactive protein, HOMA-IR: homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.