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Prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and advanced fibrosis in Hong Kong Chinese: a population study using proton-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and transient elastography
  1. Vincent Wai-Sun Wong1,2,
  2. Winnie Chiu-Wing Chu1,3,
  3. Grace Lai-Hung Wong1,2,
  4. Ruth Suk-Mei Chan4,
  5. Angel Mei-Ling Chim1,2,
  6. Arlinking Ong1,2,5,
  7. David Ka-Wai Yeung6,
  8. Karen Kar-Lum Yiu1,2,
  9. Shirley Ho-Ting Chu1,2,
  10. Jean Woo2,4,
  11. Francis Ka-Leung Chan1,2,
  12. Henry Lik-Yuen Chan1,2
  1. 1Institute of Digestive Disease, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  2. 2Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  3. 3Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  4. 4Centre for Nutritional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  5. 5Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Espana Manila, Philippines
  6. 6Department of Clinical Oncology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30–32 Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong, China; hlychan{at}cuhk.edu.hk Dr Winnie Chiu-Wing Chu, Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30–32 Ngan Shing Street Shatin, Hong Kong, China; winnie{at}med.cuhk.edu.hk

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  • Funding The study was supported by a grant from the Health and Health Services Research Fund sponsored by the Government of Hong Kong SAR (Reference number 07080081).

  • Competing interests VWW and GLW have received paid lecture fees from Echosens. HL-KC is an advisory board member of Echosens.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding The study was supported by a grant from the Health and Health Services Research Fund sponsored by the Government of Hong Kong SAR (Reference number 07080081).

  • Competing interests VWW and GLW have received paid lecture fees from Echosens. HL-KC is an advisory board member of Echosens.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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