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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Risk  (Read 2267 times)

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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.

For more...
https://www.hepmag.com/article/nafld-linked-higher-liver-cancer-risk

 


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