Obesity and the metabolic syndrome are established risk factors of venous thromboembolism. As most coagulation factors are produced exclusively by the liver and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is tightly related to metabolic disorders, we aimed at studying the association of liver fat with various coagulation factor activities.
Plasma prothrombin (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time, activities of vWF:RCo, FVII, FVIII, FIX, FXI, FXII, FXIII, fibrinogen and D-dimer concentrations were measured in 54 subjects with and 44 without NAFLD diagnosed by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Subjects were recruited retrospectively for metabolic studies in our laboratory. The body composition and features of insulin resistance were measured in all subjects.