Study links NAFLD to cancer even without other liver disease

04/25/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who do not have other liver diseases or cirrhosis, according to a study from Newcastle Hospitals in the U.K. Researchers said only 9% of patients in the study got liver cancer without having metabolic risk factors and that alcohol played only a minor role.

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