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Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Liver Cancer Away?

October 20, 2017
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis  B virus‐related liver cancer.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/can-aspirin-day-keep-liver-cancer-away

Can You Inherit a Fatty Liver?

October 20, 2017
Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting®.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/can-you-inherit-fatty-liver

Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Fatty Liver Disease: Risk is Not Equal Opportunity

October 20, 2017
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting®.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/cardiovascular-risk-women-fatty-liver-disease-risk-not-equal-opportunity

Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

October 20, 2017
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/deaths-rates-liver-cirrhosis-exceed-those-5-major-cancers

Direct‐Acting Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk By 71%

October 20, 2017
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 percent reduction in the risk of liver cancer.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/direct%E2%80%90acting-antiviral-therapy-cuts-liver-cancer-risk-71

One Liver. Two Saved Lives.

October 20, 2017
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation (sharing a donor liver between one pediatric and one adult patient) could decrease the number of children who die awaiting liver transplantation without decreasing liver transplantation access for adult patients.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/one-liver-two-saved-lives

Pregnancy Rates on the Rise Among Women with Chronic Liver Disease

October 20, 2017
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® found that the overall number of pregnancies in women with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has risen over the past 30 years. In addition, the proportion of full‐term pregnancies has increased significantly over that time period, and most women had favorable pregnancy outcomes.

http://www.aasld.org/about-aasld/press-room/pregnancy-rates-rise-among-women-chronic-liver-disease

February 19, 2018
A new study reveals how reducing the intake of carbohydrates could help to reduce the buildup of liver fat in people who are obese.
February 16, 2018
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.
February 7, 2018
Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean?