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Diabetes and a large waist circumference are predictors of liver fat accumulation and fibrosis.
Liver cancer is now less likely to be caused by hepatitis B or C, but more likely to be caused by fatty liver disease or alcohol.
Heavy alcohol use among people with hepatitis B or C increased the risk of liver cancer.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
People with liver disease who took fewer steps per day counts were more likely to require hospitalization.
Higher daily alcohol consumption was linked to greater risk for MAFLD.
Three checkpoint inhibitors reduce the risk of death for patients with hard-to-treat liver and biliary tract cancers.
A majority of people with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis may have normal ALT levels.
Heavy alcohol use during the pandemic was linked to a rise in waiting list registrations and transplants due to alcohol-related hepatitis.
From 1995 to 2016, hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in rural populations climbed by 218%.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
The early cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
The incidence rate is expected to be especially high among young women with alcoholic liver disease.
Transplants due to hepatitis C have declined dramatically thanks to effective treatment.
Hepatitis B and C, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and alcohol-related liver disease are the main causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis.
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