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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Tied to Risk of Metabolic Problems in People With HIV  (Read 261 times)

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Among people with HIV, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with a higher risk of metabolic health problems, Healio reports.

Fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in the global general population and is associated with type 2 diabetes, irregular blood lipids and high blood pressure. The condition can give rise to inflammation, which over time can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. In its more severe form, fatty liver disease is known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

As described in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, a research team led by Thomas Krahn, MD, of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, assessed the association between fatty liver disease and new diagnoses of metabolic health conditions among 485 people with HIV who did not have hepatitis B or C viruses (HBV or HCV). They drew their sample from the LIVEr in HIV, or LIVEHIV, cohort.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/fatty-liver-disease-tied-risk-metabolic-problems-people-hiv

 


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