Items Tagged ‘non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’

November 9, 2018

After denial, obese man receives liver transplant

By Karl Oestreich

KARE 11 by Adrienne Broaddus He weighed 480 pounds. His liver wasn’t working, and his kidneys were failing, too. But because a Twin Cities man was obese, he says doctors denied putting him on a list for a liver transplant that would save his life. Scott St. Michel, 58, was diagnosed with NASH. It is […]

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Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, KARE 11, liver transplant, NASH, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Scott St. Michel

April 17, 2013

Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease

By Logan Lafferty

Advanced fibrosis — or progressive scarring of the liver — is tied to higher death rates from a type of fatty liver disease found in people who drink little or no alcohol, according to a new study…”Our findings confirm that [nonalcoholic fatty liver disease] patients without advanced fibrosis do not have higher mortality risk,” lead […]

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Tags: advanced fibrosis, Dr. W. Kim Ray, fatty liver disease, HealthDay, liver scarring, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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