Table 5

Determinants of change in liver fat in multivariate linear regression models

CovariateEstimate*p Value
Model 1
    Liver fat at baseline−0.23 (0.04)<0.0001
    Female sex−0.03 (0.05)0.54
    Age at follow-up0.20 (0.16)0.20
    Total adipose tissue at baseline0.26 (0.11)0.019
Model 2
    Liver fat at baseline−0.25 (0.05)< 0.0001
    Female sex−0.08 (0.05)0.12
    Age at follow-up0.04 (0.17)0.81
    Visceral adipose tissue at baseline0.23 (0.09)0.012
Model 3
    Liver fat at baseline−0.25 (0.04)< 0.0001
    Female sex−0.10 (0.05)0.06
    Age at follow-up0.03 (0.16)0.84
    Fitness (VO2,max) at baseline−0.75 (0.20)0.0002
Model 4
    Liver fat at baseline−0.27 (0.04)< 0.0001
    Female sex−0.03 (0.08)0.66
    Age at follow-up−0.05 (0.19)0.78
    Total adipose tissue at baseline−0.09 (0.18)0.60
    Visceral adipose tissue at baseline0.14 (0.13)0.29
    Fitness (VO2,max) at baseline−0.70 (0.24)0.005
  • *Results are given as mean (SE).