Published: 17 August 2015
Author(s): Elena Canavesi, Marianna Porzio, Massimiliano Ruscica, Raffaela Rametta, Chiara Macchi, Serena Pelusi, Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Paola Dongiovanni, Silvia Fargion, Paolo Magni, Luca Valenti
Section: Original Article

Increased levels of adiponectin, a major adipokine with insulin sensitizing properties showing a strong sexual dimorphism, have been reported in individuals with chronic HCV infection (CHC), but data are limited by small samples and lack of control for the genetic background and hepatic fibrosis. The aim of this study was to compare adiponectin levels between CHC patients and accurately matched controls.

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