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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.
A recent study links diabetes to advanced liver damage in people with HIV.
If passed, the law would boost liver disease research and create a national strategy to tackle non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Fat in the liver can lead to health complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Developing treatments for fatty liver disease has proved challenging, and there are currently no approved medications.
Optimal treatment for fatty liver disease may involve combining drugs with different mechanisms of action.
A recent study also found that having a higher body mass index was associated with a higher risk of fatty liver disease.
Twelve states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more.
Many people with fatty liver disease have obesity, diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
As with HIV-negative individuals, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is tied to diabetes and irregular blood lipids in those with HIV.
The injectable hormone helps reduce inflammation and fibrosis associated with NAFLD in this population.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is more common among those with the virus compared with the general population.
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, the more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is highly prevalent in the HIV population.
A recent study found one in five people with HIV should be assessed for fatty liver, and 1 in 10 should be referred to a liver specialist.
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