#Obesity Is the Most Common Risk Factor for Chronic #liver Disease

Obesity has been associated with liver fibrosis, yet guidelines do not emphasize it as an independent risk factor in which to have a high index of suspicion of advanced disease.. ..We prospectively recruited patients from a primary care practice with hazardous alcohol use and/or type 2 diabetes and/or obesity. Subjects were invited for a transient #elastography reading. A threshold of ≥8.0 kPa defined an elevated … Continue reading #Obesity Is the Most Common Risk Factor for Chronic #liver Disease

Relationship of #nutritional status, #inflammation, and serum #albumin levels during acute illness: A prospective study

Low serum albumin levels resulting from inflammation-induced capillary leakage or disease-related anorexia during acute illness are associated with poor outcomes. We investigated the relationship of nutritional status and inflammation with low serum albumin levels and 30-day mortality in a large cohort. ..Of 2,465 patients, 1,019 (41%) had low serum albumin levels (<34 g/L), 619 (25.1%) had increased nutritional risk (NRS 2002 ≥3), and 1,086 (44.1%) … Continue reading Relationship of #nutritional status, #inflammation, and serum #albumin levels during acute illness: A prospective study