Gastroenterology

Diet, microbiota changes linked with minimal hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis



Changes in diet and microbiota were linked with minimal hepatic encephalopathy and hospitalizations in patients with cirrhosis from Mexico compared with American patients, according to research published in Liver International.
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Virginia Commonwealth University, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease that dietary habits, socio-economic status and genetics, which vary worldwide, affect gut microbiota and could affect progression of cirrhosis and other liver diseases.
“Therefore, we sought to

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