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Title: Low Thyroid Function Linked to Advanced Liver Disease
Post by: Hep Editors on August 30, 2017, 10:31:42 am
People who had low thyroid function were significantly more likely to have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and about twice as likely to have advanced liver fibrosis than those with strictly normal thyroid function, according to a study recently published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Fatty liver disease, often associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome, is a leading cause of liver disease in the United States. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), refer to fat accumulation in the liver in people who do not drink heavily. Over time, the buildup of fat and the development of scar tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with normal liver function.

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