NAFLD linked with increased risk for extrahepatic cancers

Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had a moderately increased risk for extrahepatic cancers, such as gastrointestinal, breast and gynecological cancers, according to a meta-analysis.Giovanni Targher, MD, from the University of Verona in Italy, and colleagues wrote that NAFLD is already recognized as a leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma, but it is gaining interest for its link with other cancers as well.“We believe that clarification of the magnitude of risk of developing some extrahepatic cancers among individuals with NAFLD will help refine the assessment of theRead More

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