Liver disease linked to pre-eclampsia risk

Women with NAFLD might need increased monitoring during pregnancy, a big data study suggests

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with a higher risk of pregnancy complications, even after adjusting for other metabolic diseases, researchers say. 

The US study of 18.5 million pregnancies suggests NAFLD is linked to a threefold higher risk of hypertensive complications, such as pre-eclampsia, compared with no chronic liver disease. 

In addition, preterm birth and postpartum haemorrhage are 60-70% more common among women with NAFLD after adjusting for obesity, diabetes and hypertension, say the researchers from

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