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Fatty Liver, Heart Disease Link in Obese People

2016 28 Jan

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can increase risks of cardiovascular disease and heart failure in obese individuals, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology . Investigators say the findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such patients. NAFLD — also known as hepatic steatosis — is the most... Read more

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MRI Technique for NAFLD in Children

2015 06 Feb

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have tested a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to better detect and evaluate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. The new method is known as magnitude-based MRI, which was previously developed by researchers in the UC San Diego Liver Imaging Group, to estimate liver... Read more

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Coronary Artery Plaque Associated with Liver Disease

2014 04 Nov

A new study has found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common liver disease. Both conditions were detected with a single CT examination, according to researchers who used coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for the study. Previous research has shown that CCTA can... Read more