Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

T2DM is risk factor for liver fibrosis progression in NAFLD

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for progression of liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study published online May 21 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

Genetics

Genome editing helps decipher a congenital liver disease

Congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) is a rare genetic disease that causes malformation and fibrosis (scarring) of the liver. Occurring in roughly one out of every 20,000 births, CHF can lead to an enlarged liver, impaired blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel biomarkers for noninvasive diagnosis of NAFLD-related fibrosis

With an estimated 25% of people worldwide affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), there is a large unmet need for accurate, noninvasive measures to enhance early diagnosis and screening of hepatic fibrosis. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fibrosis, steatosis of the liver observed in some young adults

(HealthDay)—A considerable proportion of young adults have fibrosis and steatosis of the liver, according to a study presented at The International Liver Congress 2019, held from April 10 to 19 in Vienna.

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