Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Likelihood of Hepatic #Steatosis among US Adults

Non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a rapidly growing public health problem. In this study, we explored the association between dietary patterns (DPs) and fatty liver and liver function tests.. ..Of the 20643 eligible participants, 45.7% had prevalent fatty liver. Three DPs collectively explained 50.8% of variance in dietary nutrients consumption. The first DP was representative of a diet containing high levels of saturated and … Continue reading Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Likelihood of Hepatic #Steatosis among US Adults

Sputum #microbiome profiles identify severe #asthma phenotypes of relative stability at 12-18 months

..Data were available for 100 severe asthma subjects (median age: 55 yrs, 42% males). Two microbiome-driven clusters were identified, characterized by differences in asthma onset, smoking status, residential locations, percentage of blood and/or sputum neutrophils and macrophages, lung spirometry, and concurrent asthma medications (all p-values <.05). Cluster 2 patients displayed a commensal-deficient bacterial profile which was associated with worse asthma outcomes compared to cluster 1. … Continue reading Sputum #microbiome profiles identify severe #asthma phenotypes of relative stability at 12-18 months