Beverages sweetened with either fructose or sucrose seem to increase hepatic de novo fatty acid (FA) synthesis, a recent study has found. Interestingly, glucose-sweetened drinks do not have such an effect.
Children whose mothers had taken fish oil supplements during the second half of pregnancy appeared to have better problem-solving skills and attention focus at age 10 vs those whose mothers had consumed folic acid alone or no supplements at all in a study presented at WCPGHAN 2021.
In patients with cirrhosis, use of antiplatelets appears to contribute to increased risk of bleeding and decompensation events, according to a study. Meanwhile, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significant early bleeding only, whereas anticoagulants have a null effect on both outcomes.
In patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), liver fibrosis seems to worsen outcomes of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the risk of mechanical ventilation, acute kidney injury, and death, a recent study has found.