Table 7

Total number of colorectal lesions in subjects with biopsy proven NAFLD*

Colorectal lesionsSimple steatosis (N=86)Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (N=49)p Value
Endoscopic polyp94 (0–8)124 (0–26)0.15
Hyperplastic polyp45 (0–8)56 (0–23)0.56
Adenomatous polyp32 (0–4)63 (0–14)0.001
 Right sided colon20 (0–2)29 (0–12)0.23
 Left sided colon35 (0–8)12 (0–2)0.002
Polyp with villous architecture12 (0–9)5 (0–1)0.58
Polyp with high grade dysplasia37 (0–8)15 (0–4)0.002
Advanced neoplasm38 (0–9)16 (0–4)0.003
 Right sided colon16 (0–8)10 (0–2)0.20
 Left sided colon24 (0–8)5 (0–2)0.001
Cancer1 (0–1)1 (0–1)0.69
  • * The total number of different types of colorectal lesions was shown. Numbers in brackets represented 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.