NAFLD 'linked to high risk of extra-hepatic events'

A study modelling competing risks for liver-related and other events teases out the relative contributions of ageing and fibrosis severity

The risks of cardiovascular events and extra-hepatic cancers are relevant to all patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, rising with fibrosis severity, a comprehensive new study shows.

The research also shows the likelihood of liver-related complications is negligible in those with disease scoring F0-F1 but becomes clinically relevant with moderate to severe fibrosis.

The international team of researchers — including hepatologists from the University of Sydney — said their