Women have lower NAFLD risk but higher progression

Women have a lower risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease than men, but they have a higher risk for advanced fibrosis once it is established, according to study results.Maya Balakrishnan, MD MPH, of the section of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues wrote that while differences in prevalence and severity between men and women have been observed in other chronic liver diseases, the effect of sex on risk and clinical course of NAFLD has not been clarified.“Studies to date have reported mixed results where some studies show greaterRead More

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