Table 4

Total number of colorectal lesions in NAFLD and control subjects*

Colorectal lesionsNAFLD (N=199)Controls (N=181)p Value
Endoscopic polyp284 (0–26)119 (0–7)0.001
Hyperplastic polyp116 (0–23)39 (0–3)0.14
Adenomatous polyp140 (0–14)57 (0–4)0.003
 Right sided colon74 (0–12)20 (0–2)<0.001
 Left sided colon67 (0–8)38 (0–4)0.19
Polyp with villous architecture21 (0–9)1 (0–1)0.003
Polyp with high grade dysplasia63 (0–8)14 (0–3)<0.001
Advanced neoplasm65 (0–9)14 (0–3)<0.001
 Right sided colon33 (0–8)4 (0–2)<0.001
 Left sided colon39 (0–8)10 (0–3)0.012
Cancer2 (0–1)1 (0–1)1.0
  • * The total number of different types of colorectal lesions is shown. Numbers in brackets represent the range of the number of colorectal lesions per subject.

  • The number of colorectal lesions per subject was compared using the Mann–Whitney U test.

  • NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.