Gastroenterology

Individuals with alcohol use disorder have an increased fibrosis risk




The risk of fibrosis is highest in young adults with harmful drinking patterns and steatosis, according to data from a population-based study.
“Approximately one in four adults in the United States and United Kingdom will have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD),” Kushala W. M. Abeysekera, MRCP, of population health sciences at Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol in the U.K., told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “Young adults remain a blind spot for clinicians to understand the burden of disease as generally they will be fit and well, so are

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