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People who achieved SVR two or more years ago were less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma than those cured more recently.
Diabetes and a large waist circumference are predictors of liver fat accumulation and fibrosis.
People with a tendency to be active later in the day may be at greater risk for severe NAFLD.
The antiviral treatment is safe and effective for pediatric patients ages 12 and up.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is substantially more common among men compared with women.
People with NAFLD who had heart disease or had a stroke had higher rates of dementia.
However, people with liver cirrhosis remain at risk and should continue screening even after being cured.
Over the past decade, deaths related to HBV rose significantly in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Many people living with hepatitis B and C don’t know it.
The Northeast saw the lowest rates of liver disease–related deaths.
World Hepatitis Day aims to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 by spreading awareness and combating stigma surrounding the disease.
People with HIV are at greater risk for hepatitis B but are less likely to get vaccinated and respond to vaccines.
Researchers stress the need for better access to health care, health care education, healthy food options and positive decision-making
However, people who are not successfully treated may continue to experience declines in mental health.
Heavy alcohol use among people with hepatitis B or C increased the risk of liver cancer.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
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