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While women have a lower risk for NAFLD, once present, the disease advanced more rapidly.
About a quarter of people taking a higher dose of Ocaliva saw an improvement in liver fibrosis.
The application is based on study results showing that up to 23% of treated patients saw an improvement in liver fibrosis.
Cure rates are high, but some young people already have advanced liver damage by the time they’re treated.
Study finds people who took daily aspirin had a lower risk of NASH and advanced liver scarring.
Those with greater fibrosis before treating hep C see the greatest benefit.
In a recent study, half of those cured of hepatitis C developed signs of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Among a large group treated with minimal or no liver fibrosis, liver-health problems were almost nonexistent up to three years later.
If you’re a diehard coffee lover, here’s another reason to indulge.
Hepatitis C is one of the leading causes for cirrhosis, cancer and liver transplants. Here is what you need to know...
People with below-normal thyroid function were at higher risk for liver fat accumulation and advanced liver fibrosis in a recent study.
Having a parent or sibling with NAFLD-related cirrhosis dramatically increases the risk.
The National Institute for Health and Care has recommended a less invasive option for testing fibrosis among people with liver inflammation.
Using Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni to treat hep C in certain people is more cost effective than waiting until their liver disease progresses.
Drinking even moderately is linked to a much higher risk of advanced liver fibrosis among those coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV.
There is no apparent association between the use of marijuana and the progression of liver fibrosis in those coinfected with hepatitis C virus...
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