‘Alarming’ age, racial disparities seen in liver disease-related mortality during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Age-standardized mortality rates for alcohol-associated liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increased the most among the young and non-Hispanic whites, Blacks and Native Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.“During the pandemic, we saw several significant phenomena,” Yee Hui Yeo, MD, an internal medical resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said during The Liver Meeting media briefing, including an “increased mortality rate for alcohol use-related disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.”To determine the impact of theRead More

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