Low thyroid function tied to mortality in NAFLD
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and low thyroid function may be at increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, a study shows.
US researchers from Stanford University, California, examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, which was conducted from 1988-94.
They analysed linked mortality data to 2015 for more than 10,000 participants, with 2978 deaths occurring in that time frame.
The prevalence of NAFLD, defined