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Author Topic: Rise in Obesity Will Fuel Need for NASH-Related Liver Transplants  (Read 9166 times)

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Rise in Obesity Will Fuel Need for NASH-Related Liver Transplants
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:07:34 pm »
The continuing rise of obesity in the United States is projected to increase the number of people waiting for a liver transplant due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in the future.

Publishing their findings in the journal Hepatology, researchers led by Neehar Parikh, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Michigan, analyzed 2000 to 2014 data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database to determine the number of NASH-related liver transplant waiting list additions each year.

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