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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Risk  (Read 16079 times)

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Offline iana5252

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Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Risk
« on: June 10, 2021, 11:49:11 am »
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with a 27% higher risk of any type of cancer and a 17-fold higher risk of liver cancer, according to study results published in the journal Hepatology.

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 hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer.

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Offline MalakaiCameron

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Re: Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Risk
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2022, 05:59:50 pm »
Hi, thanks for sharing! The study's findings are concerning, but it's important to remember that NAFLD is still a relatively rare disease. The vast majority of people with NAFLD will never develop liver cancer. However, if you have NAFLD, you must monitor your liver health closely and see your doctor regularly. There are treatments available that can help slow the disease's progression. In the worst scenario, in the case of cancer, we should remember that nowadays, many revolutionary anti cancer drugs are available. However, it's obviously better to prevent the disease than to treat it. Take care of yourselves, folks.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2022, 10:45:29 am by iana5252 »

Offline iana5252

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Re: Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Risk
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2022, 10:53:24 am »
According to American Liver Foundation "About 100 million individuals in the United States are estimated to have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." They also go on to say "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), is the most common form of liver disease in children and has more than doubled over the past 20 years."

It is chronically under diagnosed but it is a serious problem.

Hep also recently reported NAFLD Is Leading Cause of Liver Cancer Among Older Americans .

It isn't talked about much, YET, but it will be a big topic of conversation in the years to come.


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