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Perspective Does Diagnosing Fatty Liver and Chronic Kidney Disease Do More Good Than Harm?

By Druin Burch


In this week’s issue of PLOS Medicine, Musso and colleagues report that two conditions, both occupying increasing amounts of medical attention, may be linked [1]. Their paper demonstrates that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) even after adjustment for major shared risk factors. ‘‘Future research,’’ they write, ‘‘should evaluate strategies and interventions to prevent renal disease progression in individuals with NAFLD.’’ It’s a conclusion that is both reasonable and potentially helpful. Prevalence of NAFLD is estimated a

Year: 2016
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