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Title: Weight Loss Is Tied to Improved Liver Enzymes in Those With Hep B
Post by: Hep Editors on March 23, 2020, 11:26:35 am
Among people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who have a fully suppressed viral load thanks to antiviral treatment, losing weight is associated with the normalization of ALT liver enzyme levels, which is itself associated with positive long-term health outcomes, InfectiousDiseaseAdvisor reports.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, a research team led by Jinlin Hou, MD, of Nanfang Hospital in Guangzhou, China, conducted a prospective cohort study of 1,965 people with HBV who were treated with nucleoside/nucleotide analog medications and had sustained an undetectable viral load for at least six months.

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