Exposure to widespread synthetic pollutants linked to surprising ‘magnitude’ of HCC risk

Investigators have identified an elevated risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in people exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, according to a study published in JHEP Reports.“We were surprised by the magnitude of the association between [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)] levels and risk of liver cancer,” Jesse A. Goodrich, PhD, a post-doctoral scholar in population and public health sciences at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, told Healio. “Based on previous research, we hypothesized that PFAS would slightly increase the risk ofRead More

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