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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Signals High-Risk Pregnancy  (Read 4210 times)

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Fatty Liver Disease Signals High-Risk Pregnancy
« on: October 23, 2020, 02:03:01 pm »
Due to its myriad potential negative effects on maternal health and pregnancy outcomes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in pregnant women should lead physicians to consider their pregnancy as high risk, according to the authors of a new study. Women with fatty liver disease who are considering getting pregnant, the authors posit, should therefore receive preconception counseling about these risks.

Fatty liver disease involves the accumulation of fat on the liver and can give rise to fibrosis, or scarring, of the organ and hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common form of liver cancer). In its more severe form, NAFLD is known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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