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"Lean NAFLD" may have different pathophysiology, study says

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease patients with BMIs of less than 25 may have different gut microbiota profiles and more bile acid than overweight patients with NAFLD, according to a study by Fei Chen, MD, of the Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney, Australia, and colleagues published in Hepatology. "Our hypothesis would suggest that these individuals will have more severe and progressive liver disease, as it has been suggested before, but this hypothesis needs further confirmation," researchers wrote.

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