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Title: Diabetes Tied to Complications and Death Following Hep C Treatment
Post by: Hep Editors on January 06, 2020, 12:19:08 pm
Among those who do not have cirrhosis when they are treated for hepatitis C virus (HCV), having diabetes is associated with an increased risk of subsequent liver-related complications and death compared with not having diabetes, according to recent study findings.

Additionally, a high body mass index (BMI) may be linked to a lower risk of death and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) among those who have been treated for HCV, perhaps because obesity is itself tied to an absence of sarcopenia, or progressive general loss of muscle tissue.