Posts Tagged ‘liver transplants’

Keeping Up with Obesity and Liver Disease

June 14th, 2014

New York Times is carrying a page-one-above-the-fold story on liver disease. It stresses the rise of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease related to the rise in obesity as the leading cause of liver transplants and the rise in NASH, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. While high sugar consumption is clearly involved, a particular gene, widespread in the Hispanic population, has increased its prevalence.