NASH May Overtake Hepatitis C as Top Liver Transplant Cause

NASH May Overtake Hepatitis C as Top Liver Transplant Cause

After major gains in fighting hepatitis C, doctors are faced with another liver disease threat, this one linked to obesity. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter Obesity is driving the rise of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis (NASH), the end of the fatty liver disease spectrum that begins with accumulation of fat in the liver, followed by ballooning, scarring, cirrhosis and eventually liver failure and cancer. There are no drugs to treat fatty liver disease, which is quickly becoming a leading cause of liver transplants. Neehar Parikh, M.D., M.S., a liver specialist and clinical lecturer at Michigan Medicine, is...

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