Baseline nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score (NAS), concentration of triglycerides and decreasing alanine aminotransferase levels all predicted the response of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients to obeticholic acid (OCA), a recent study has shown.
A once-daily oral dose of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for 12 weeks leads to sustained virological response (SVR) in a majority of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to an Asian study. However, the efficacy of this regimen may be reduced in patients with HCV genotype 3b with cirrhosis.
Severe vitamin D deficiency occurs commonly in patients with autoimmune hepatitis and is associated with treatment nonresponse, progression to cirrhosis, and liver-related death or need for liver transplantation, a study has found.
Virologic response and the severity of underlying liver disease predict long-term survival following radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on cirrhosis, a recent study has shown.
A 12-week whole-grain wheat (WGW) intervention prevents a substantial increase in liver fat, while a 12-week refined wheat (RW) intervention leads to higher liver fat, which may result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a recent study has shown.
Use of standard-dose aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appears to confer protection against the risk of endometrial cancer in overweight and obese women, according to a meta-analysis.
Less than 15 percent of Singaporean adolescents get the recommended 8–10 hours of sleep on a school night, reports a recent study, noting that such short sleep duration is linked to symptoms of depression, overweight or obesity, and poorer self-rated health.
Obstructive sleep apnoea may increase the risk of male-pattern baldness in men with a family history of hair loss, and this association appears to be mediated by low serum transferrin saturation levels related to hypoxia, a study suggests.