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Table 4 Differences in metabolic parameters after dietary intervention

From: Higher BMI predicts liver fibrosis among obese children and adolescents with NAFLD - an interventional pilot study

Variable Before Intervention
n = 17
After Intervention
n = 17
P Value
BMI Z Score 2.6±0.5 2.4±0.5 0.008
Weight (kg) 114.3±33.7 106.9±33.8 0.06
ALT (mg/dL) 61±34 42±26.4 0.002
LDL (mg/dL) 143.2±58.2 102.7±65 NS
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 147.6±68 102.2±44.4 0.001
HDL (mg/dL) 42.1±16.1 43±18.1 NS
HbA1c 5.3±0.4 5.3±0.3 NS
Glucose (mg/dL) 93.5±9.4 92.8±9.4 NS
Liver fibrosis - kPa 8.9±2.4 7.4±1.4 0.006
  1. BMI body mass index; ALT alanine transaminase; LDL low-density lipoprotein; HDL high-density lipoprotein; kPa kilopascals
  2. Values are given ± standard deviation