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Author Topic: A Healthy Lifestyle Could Prevent Most Liver-Related Deaths  (Read 7626 times)

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A Healthy Lifestyle Could Prevent Most Liver-Related Deaths
« on: March 06, 2020, 11:51:20 am »
People who maintain a healthy lifestyle can dramatically reduce their risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common type of liver cancer) and dying from liver-related causes, according to research presented this month in Boston at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

“Our findings strongly support continued efforts to develop public health policies for lifestyle modification to prevent HCC and liver-related mortality,” lead researcher Tracey Simon, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, said in a conference press release. “Our data suggested that adherence to a healthy overall lifestyle could potentially prevent more than 30,000 liver-related deaths in the United States each year.”

Over years or decades, chronic hepatitis B or C, heavy alcohol consumption, fatty liver disease and other causes of liver injury can lead to liver cirrhosis (severe scarring), liver cancer and the need for a liver transplant. HCC is among the fastest-growing causes of cancer-related death in the United States and worldwide.



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