Diabetes, hepatitis C predict higher risk for alcohol-associated liver disease

WASHINGTON — Patients with alcohol use disorder and diabetes mellitus or hepatitis C were at higher risk for advanced liver disease, while African American race had a protective effect, according to late-breaking data at The Liver Meeting.The prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the U.S. is approximately 30 million, with 95,000 deaths per year and an annual cost of $250 billion, Amir Gougol, MD, a transplant hepatology fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, told attendees. It is the No. 1 indication for liver transplant in both the U.S. and Europe, with aRead More

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