HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Long-term effects of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A new study found that patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had a significant risk of developing end-stage liver disease and a lower chance of survival if they had non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a form of NAFLD that can lead to cirrhosis. The study also found that most NAFLD patients will eventually develop diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, which can lead to cardiovascular complications.

The results of this study appear in the October 2006 issue of Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hepatology is available online via Wiley InterScience at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology.

Patients with NAFLD, one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide, often have elevated liver enzymes but no symptoms of the disease. Obesity has been established as a major risk factor for NAFLD and since it is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide, the number of people at risk for developing chronic liver disease is likely to increase in the future. Studies conducted on NAFLD to date have either had small numbers of patients or relatively short follow-up periods. The current study involved the largest reported number of NAFLD patients originally referred because of elevated liver enzymes and followed the patients for more than ten years.

Led by Stergios Kechagias, M.D. of the Division of Internal Medicine at University Hospital in Linkping, Sweden, the study involved 212 patients between 1988 and 1993 who had chronically elevated liver enzymes. All of the patients underwent liver biopsy, and only the 129 patients who had confirmed fatty liver without excessive alcohol consumption or other liver disease participated in the study. A total of 88 patients accepted follow-up at an average of almost 14 years from when they were diagnosed w
'"/>

Contact: David Greenberg
dgreenbe@wiley.com
201-748-6484
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
3-Oct-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD
2. Long-term anti-clotting therapy sweetens stenting outcomes in diabetic patients
3. Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
4. Long-term data on safety and effectiveness of antiobesity drugs needed
5. Long-term financial costs associated with prostate cancer treatment
6. Long-term outcomes for prostate cancer show IMRT Curative: 89 percent disease-free 8 years later
7. Long-term abstinence may resolve many of the neurocognitive deficits associated with alcoholism
8. Long-term safety results released for breast cancer drugs
9. Long-term ibuprofen regimen after brain injury worsens cognition in animal study
10. Media availability: Long-term survival of heart attack patients with shock
11. Long-term estrogen therapy linked to breast cancer risk

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Long term effects non alcoholic fatty liver disease

(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 Ticket Down ... the board for the Guinness International Champions Cup match ... FC at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 27th. ... customer appreciation promo/coupon/offer code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. , ... for diehard soccer fans in North America. Countless international ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... all basketball court surfaces for the recent Nike ... Place and the current United States Junior National ... Center through July 25. , The flooring for these ... courts totaling more than 300,000 square feet of playing ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... and MOSI officially announced a transformational partnership that will unite ... a difference in the Tampa Bay community. Florida Hospital presented ... support needed to keep the science center moving forward. ... Theatre from film to a state-of-the-art digital 3D projection system. ... state of Florida, and it is one of the first ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority ... information from the FDA on Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets ... one lot of Ibuprofen and one lot of Oxcarbazepine Tablets, ... to mislabeled packaging. Oxcarbazepine is used for the treatment of ... , The reason for the recall is that Lot #142588, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... A new study of participants in the ... published today in Cancer , found evidence that men ... had an abnormal finding on a lung cancer screening test ... than did those who were screened and found to be ... the researchers. “We expected that participants with an abnormal finding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Liverpool FC vs. Olympiacos FC Tickets Soldier Field: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup in Chicago on Sunday, July 27th 2Health News:Sport Court Provides All Sports Flooring for Basketball Events in Chicago and Washington D.C. 2Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 2Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 3Health News:Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) 4Health News:Ibuprofen and Oxcarbazepine Tablets Recalled: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keep Consumers Informed 2Health News:Full Explanation Reduces Seniors’ Worries about Lung Cancer Screening 2Health News:Full Explanation Reduces Seniors’ Worries about Lung Cancer Screening 3Health News:Full Explanation Reduces Seniors’ Worries about Lung Cancer Screening 4Health News:Full Explanation Reduces Seniors’ Worries about Lung Cancer Screening 5
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is ... Understanding ("MOU") with LaurelCo, LLC, an Illinois ... both cultivation and dispensary medical marijuana licenses in the state ... GBLX will acquire a 20% equity interest in LaurelCo, LLC ... growing chambers, as well as all technology related to ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... York , July 25, 2014 ... Transparency Market Research "Global and China Insulin Market (Rapid-Acting, ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast (Value ... was valued at USD 19.99 billion in 2012 and ... from 2013 to 2019 to reach USD 32.24 billion ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014  Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... company that develops patented products that assist healthcare ... today reported financial results for the second quarter ... "The second quarter of 2014 continued ... Murphy-Chutorian , M.D., chief executive officer of Semler.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 3Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Insulin Market Expected to Reach USD 32.24 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Semler Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3
Cached News: