More Severe IBD Boosts Risk for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Italian Study Suggests

More Severe IBD Boosts Risk for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Italian Study Suggests
The risk that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients will develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) increases as IBD worsens, according to Italian researchers. Their study “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease phenotypes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease,” appeared in the journal Cell Death & Disease. NAFLD is associated with higher risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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