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With every centimeter increase in waist circumference, the risk of severe fibrosis rose by 5%.
Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
Liver scarring was associated with poorer health outcomes and a higher risk of death for people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
However, having a higher body mass index might prevent this improvement.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can lead to more severe, potentially fatal liver diseases, including cirrhosis.
Fibrosis in those coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV is comparable in severity to that found in people mono- infected with hep C who are near...
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