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Inadequate access to healthy food was also associated with a higher chance of developing liver fibrosis.
Weight-loss surgery especially reduced obesity-related cancers in people with liver cirrhosis.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
One in five counties had an increase in deaths from hepatitis C, even as the nation experienced a general decline in mortality rates.
The risk was around 1.5 times higher for cancers of the breast and lungs and the gastrointestinal, gynecological and urinary systems.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Increased HCV testing and treatment for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay and bi men could help eliminate hep C.
Current screening guidelines may shortchange Black individuals.
Though usually safe, pregnant women who had liver transplants have a higher risk of some maternal and fetal complications.
People who were exposed to smoke during both childhood and adulthood were at greater risk.
People living with both viruses remain at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma despite antiviral therapy.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is easier to store and deliver, will help speed up the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
Unexpectedly, liver steatosis was also associated with a greater chance of achieving HBsAg seroclearance.
An elevated liver stiffness measurement was also independently linked to older age and higher body mass, among other factors.
The risk was lower in people who had achieved a sustained virological response compared with those who had not.
Mice that performed modest exercise were less likely to show signs of inflammation, cell aging and liver cancer.
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