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Author Topic: Cirrhosis Caused by Fatty Liver Disease May Run in Families  (Read 1718 times)

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People who have a close relative with liver cirrhosis related to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have more than a 12-fold higher likelihood of developing advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis themselves, suggesting a genetic predisposition, according to research published recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting last November.

Fatty liver disease, often associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome, is the 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.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/cirrhosis-caused-fatty-liver-disease-may-run-families

 


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