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However, researchers saw little difference across racial groups in HBV treatment initiation among those who were eligible.
Coffee has numerous health benefits, but too much caffeine can cause problems.
About 40% of people worldwide are not aware that viral hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer.
Black people are at greater risk of developing severe liver fibrosis. A study suggests ways to mitigate that risk.
A “jarringly low” proportion of people with HCV have been tested, treated and cured.
Seafood, seaweed and soy products were among the foods that helped slow the progression of liver fibrosis.
People with advanced fibrosis—not just cirrhosis—were at greater risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Some 20% of those with NAFLD also showed signs of liver fibrosis.
However, people with liver cirrhosis remain at risk and should continue screening even after being cured.
Abdominal obesity worsened the impact of air pollution on MAFLD development.
With every centimeter increase in waist circumference, the risk of severe fibrosis rose by 5%.
However, no association was found between drinking coffee and liver fat accumulation.
A meta-analysis found that fatty liver disease was linked to both fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events.
People under 50 who were cured of hepatitis C were at comparable risk to the general population.
One in five deaths among low-income adults with advanced fibrosis could be averted if they had access to adequate food.
A companion study will look at liver biopsy results to confirm these findings from noninvasive tests.
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