Fatty Liver Linked to Brain Atrophy

A study in JAMA Neurology linked fatty liver disease to an accelerated risk of atrophic brain disease compared to normal aging. Researchers said NAFLD did not appear to be linked to indications of other brain injuries or stroke.

The reduced brain volume linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is equivalent to an extra 4.2 years of aging for people in their 60s and early 70s, or an extra 7.3 years of aging for people under age 60, researchers reported.

See the review article on Medscape Today here.

See the abstract at JAMA here.

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