• Sex hormone-binding globulin level may predict liver fibrosis for men with NAFLD

    15 days ago - By Healio

    SAN DIEGO - Higher sex hormone-binding globulin levels may predict liver fibrosis for men with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a presenter at the AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Conference.
    In a study analyzing a cohort of men with known nonalcoholic fatty liver disease , median SHBG levels were higher among men with a high probability of fibrosis compared with those with an intermediate probability, even though the two groups had a similar mean BMI.
    “We usually expect SHBG to be low or low normal in men with NAFLD because they have obesity,” Sandeep
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  • Liver fat percentage does not alter risk for CV events

    Liver fat percentage does not alter risk for CV events

    15 days ago - By Healio

    SAN DIEGO - Liver fat content is not associated with risk for any cardiovascular event, according to data from the Dallas Heart Study presented at the AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Conference.
    “Because of the high prevalence of CV events in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease , we expected to see an association between liver fat and CV events,” Minh-da Le, MD, an endocrinology fellow at University of Texas Southwestern, told Healio. “We were surprised to find no association between CVD and degree of steatosis, yet this would not be the first
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