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Switching from meat to plant or dairy protein may reduce ammonia generation in those with cirrhosis.
People who exercised saw a beneficial decrease in liver fat even if they did not lose weight.
The burden of viral and nonviral liver disease remains high even in the setting of hepatitis C microelimination.
People with advanced fibrosis—not just cirrhosis—were at greater risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Even though as many as 97% of patients can be cured with medication, many still don’t receive the treatment.
Diabetes and a large waist circumference are predictors of liver fat accumulation and fibrosis.
However, people with liver cirrhosis remain at risk and should continue screening even after being cured.
Intensive lifestyle management led to weight loss and reduced steatosis and fibrosis.
People under 50 who were cured of hepatitis C were at comparable risk to the general population.
People doing more than 300 minutes of physical activity per week nearly halved their risk for NAFLD.
Mice that performed modest exercise were less likely to show signs of inflammation, cell aging and liver cancer.
As with HIV-negative individuals, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is tied to diabetes and irregular blood lipids in those with HIV.
While women have a lower risk for NAFLD, once present, the disease advanced more rapidly.
Liver scarring was associated with poorer health outcomes and a higher risk of death for people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
About a quarter of people taking a higher dose of Ocaliva saw an improvement in liver fibrosis.
This blood exam makes screening easier for folks with a certain type of liver disease.
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