Fatty liver may predict polyp risk

A fatty liver index of 30 or greater was tied to a greater risk of colorectal adenoma, and high-index patients had more adenomas and more advanced adenomas than those with a low-index, according to a study in the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. “The high fatty liver index may be a useful predictor of

Adenomatous polyps higher in blacks than predicted

Results from a small group of mostly black patients who participated in a free screening colonoscopy initiative at an urban hospital showed adenomas were found in 78.8%, while advanced adenomas were found in 35%, researchers told the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s annual meeting. Dr. Muhammed Hassan of Howard University Hospital said more research is