Fatty Liver Patients at Elevated Risk for Heart Failure

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition that occurs when fat accumulates in the liver from causes other than excessive alcohol consumption, and it is associated with a number of poor health outcomes. An analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has found that NAFLD patients had a 3.5 times increased risk for heart failure and twice the risk of early death during a 13-year time frame. Current Problems in Cardiology, December 2022

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