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.