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High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.

News FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

Implementation of the FODMAP diet is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of IBS, including bloating and abdominal pain.

Healthday Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Thirty-eight of 231 NCGS patients showed gluten-specific symptoms when completing the placebo-controlled gluten challenge.

News Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

The American College of Gastroenterology has released recommendations of preferred approaches for diagnosing and evaluating patients with abnormal liver test results.

News Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Acute pancreatitis may reveal pancreatic cancer at earlier stage

Surgical intervention after 24.5 days of acute pancreatitis may be beneficial for reducing postoperative complications.

News Personalized treatment for very early stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Personalized treatment for very early stage hepatocellular carcinoma

Investigators have proposed an algorithm to facilitate the decision-making process of clinical care for patients with very early hepatocellular carcinoma.

News Hepatitis C infection linked to nonhepatic cancers among elderly patients

Hepatitis C infection linked to nonhepatic cancers among elderly patients

HCV infection is associated with cancers such as bile duct and pancreatic cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Healthday Uric acid concentration and fructose intake linked to NASH in children

Uric acid concentration and fructose intake linked to NASH in children

Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Healthday Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results in successful weight loss

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty results in successful weight loss

The procedure could be used as alternative to bariatric surgery for selected patients with obesity.

Healthday HCV patients with diabetes may have increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

HCV patients with diabetes may have increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma

Diabetes could increase the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C.

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