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Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics Spur Increase in Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics Spur Increase in Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Liver transplantations for NASH-cirrhosis grew more than 600 percent over past decade. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) occurs when fat builds up in the liver. This accumulation of fat damages the liver and leads to cirrhosis. NASH is rapidly increasing in the U.S. mainly related to the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. As a result, the proportion of liver transplantations performed for […]

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New Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk of Breast, Bladder Cancer

A new diabetes drug being developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca could be derailed by increased risks of bladder cancer and breast cancer. An FDA advisory committee will meet this week to review data from clinical trials of the experimental diabetes drug dapagliflozin, which have revealed an unusually high number of users who developed bladder cancer or breast cancer. The […]

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