- •MAFLD was associated with increased all-cause mortality among individuals at low cardiovascular risk rather than those at intermediate or high risk.
- •Cause-specific mortality suggested that MAFLD was associated with higher cancer-related mortality in the low-risk population.
- •This finding emphasizes the urgent need for improving the management of MAFLD in low cardiovascular risk individuals.
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Methods and Results
Abbreviations:APRI (aspartate-aminotransferase to platelet ratio index), BMI (body mass index), CVD (cardiovascular disease), FIB-4 (fibrosis-4 index), HDL-C (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), HR (hazard ratios), MAFLD (metabolic-associated fatty liver disease), NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease), NFS (NAFLD fibrosis score), NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey)
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