Vitamin E reduces liver stiffness in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Aiko Fukui, Naoto Kawabe, Senju Hashimoto, Michihito Murao, Takuji Nakano, Hiroaki Shimazaki, Toshiki Kan, Kazunori Nakaoka, Masashi Ohki, Yuka Takagawa, Tomoki Takamura, Kentaro Yoshioka, Department of Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Diseases, Fujita Health University, Aichi 470-1192, Japan
Aiko Fukui, Hiroyuki Kamei, Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Health Care Management, Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University, Aichi 468-8503, Japan
Author contributions: Fukui A proposed the study; Kawabe N, Hashimoto S, Murao M, Nakano T, Shimazaki H, Kan T, Nakaoka M, Ohki M, Takagawa Y, Takamura T and Yoshioka K performed the research; Fukui A collected and analyzed the data; Fukui A, Kawabe N, Kamei H and Yoshioka K contributed to the design and interpretation of the study and to further drafts; Yoshioka K is the guarantor; all authors contributed equally to this work.
Institutional review board statement: This study conformed to the Japanese Good Clinical Practice and the Declaration of Helsinki, and was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Fujita Health University Hospital (IRB number: 14-020).
Informed consent statement: Each patient gave a written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Kentaro Yoshioka, MD, Department of Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas Diseases, Fujita Health University, 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi 470-1192, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: July 3, 2015
Peer-review started: July 6, 2015
First decision: September 8, 2015
Revised: September 20, 2015
Accepted: November 10, 2015
Article in press: November 11, 2015
Published online: November 28, 2015