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Nonetheless, half of people with NAFLD were able to reach a 5% weight loss goal using a very low energy diet.
This finding from a recent study applies to those who do not have cirrhosis when they are treated for the virus.
And yet there are no guidelines for screening for the disease in non-obese adolescents.
Rising rates of obesity are fueling the epidemic.
Currently, there are no pharmacological treatments for liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
There is perhaps a nine-year lag between increases in obesity and a rise in additions to the NASH-related transplant waiting list.
Interestingly, the drugs themselves, not just the act of curing the virus, were tied to a lower diabetes risk in a recent large study.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can lead to more severe, potentially fatal liver diseases, including cirrhosis.
Liver cancer rates and deaths have doubled in the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom.
As pharmaceutical companies race to develop treatments for NASH, they find one thing is missing: willing test subjects.
This finding calls into question the importance of the one differentiation between alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The chronic condition has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
In observance of Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a collection of stories about liver disease, hepatitis, cancer and obesity
Low nighttime oxygen could cause an imbalance of free radicals in the body, impeding the liver’s ability to counteract their harmful effects
New research challenges current theories about the condition’s links to obesity.
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