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Diabetes More Than Doubles Risk of Advanced Liver Disease


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Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of severe liver disease in the context of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis study published in PLOS Medicine.

Arising from the accumulation of fat in the liver, NAFLD and its more severe form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are responsible for a growing proportion of advanced liver disease worldwide. As a result of inflammation, NAFLD can lead to the buildup of scar tissue (fibrosis), cirrhosis (advanced scarring) and even liver cancer.



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