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The prevalence of abnormal liver tests in people hospitalized with COVID-19 is higher than previously found.
Age, underlying medical conditions, race/ethnicity and economic status all play a role in determining the risk for severe illness.
Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
“Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way."
Targeting a protein called cyclin D1 may be beneficial in cancer treatment in the setting of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
The profile of chronic liver disease has changed due to obesity trends and advances in the treatment of hepatitis C.
Obesity increased the risk of liver disease to a smaller extent, according to a meta-analysis study.
This connection may be attributable to lower iron levels.
Nearly a quarter of lean HIV-positive people in a recent study had NAFLD, and 16% of them developed fibrosis.
This finding comes from data on COVID-19 cases diagnosed in people with chronic liver disease and reported to international registries.
This benefit was independent of weight control among the animals.
People with fatty liver disease may have more trouble losing weight
And yet there are no guidelines for screening for the disease in non-obese adolescents.
However, having a higher body mass index might prevent this improvement.
The United States isn’t alone in grappling with this growing health problem.
This finding may help explain why people with the disease struggle to lose weight.
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