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Individuals with both fatty liver diseae and obesity had the greatest risk of sleep apnea.
But a simple improvement in dietary intake reversed fatty liver disease and staved off cancer.
U.K. study finds that children of obese moms are more likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in their 20s.
NASH is a more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Learn more about this type of hepatitis on #NASHday 2021.
Excess weight, which is often linked to metabolic abnormalities, can contribute to a wide variety of health problems.
Weight-loss surgery especially reduced obesity-related cancers in people with liver cirrhosis.
People with both obesity and liver steatosis were at greater risk for hospitalization with COVID-19.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
The disease has similar prevalence across high-income and low- and middle-income nations.
The diabetes medication, alone or in combination regimens, led to improvements in NASH and fibrosis.
New guidelines recommend focusing on healthy foods but don’t restrict added sugars or alcohol as much as some experts had hoped.
Developing treatments for fatty liver disease has proved challenging, and there are currently no approved medications.
On the whole, lean individuals had lower prevalence for these conditions than people with overweight or obesity.
Twelve states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more.
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.
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