High-dose enzymes 'might prevent NAFLD post-Whipple'

And if the condition develops, raising the dose improves it, researchers show

The use of high-dose digestive enzymes is associated with a reduced incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) following  pancreaticoduodenectomy compared with normal-dose enzyme replacement, a trial shows.

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Between 8% and 37% of patients develop NAFLD after the surgery, also known as a Whipple procedure. Patients commonly receive a digestive-enzyme preparation after Whipple, to compensate for the reduction in exocrine pancreatic capacity, the Japanese authors said.