The emergence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as the most common liver disorder in the U.S. and many other countries has set the stage for a potential increase in liver cancer.
Our team at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Bariatric Center has now identified another substantial benefit of bariatric surgery — reducing liver damage caused by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in severely obese patients.
A study presented at DDW 2013 was included in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article Fatty Liver Disease: More Prevalent in Children. Read the article and the abstract.
When we treat diseases like hepatitis C (HCV) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), professional competency is crucial. It’s either stay current or be left in the dust. In these topics, there are two must-see AASLD programs at DDW 2012.