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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.
On the whole, lean individuals had lower prevalence for these conditions than people with overweight or obesity.
Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
Nearly a quarter of lean HIV-positive people in a recent study had NAFLD, and 16% of them developed fibrosis.
People with fatty liver disease may have more trouble losing weight
Normalizing ALT liver enzyme levels is associated with positive long-term outcomes.
Nonetheless, half of people with NAFLD were able to reach a 5% weight loss goal using a very low energy diet.
Having a low CD4 count was also associated with the liver condition in a recent small study.
Being overweight or obese is an important risk factor for liver cancer, even among those who don’t have viral hepatitis
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