Stroke risk higher for fatty liver patients

PATIENTS with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are three times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke compared to people without the disease, new research reveals.

A Canadian study has identified a link between high levels of serum liver enzymes known to be markers of NAFLD and the development of ischaemic stroke.

A research letter to the editor, published in the journal Epidemiology, presented data from a cross-sectional study comparing 103 cases identified as having experienced an acute stroke and 200 patients who were stroke-free based on