Posts Tagged ‘obesity’

Texas has the highest rates of Hispanics with liver cancer

Texas has the highest rates of Hispanics with liver cancer Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) affects people of all races and ehtnicities, but the disease is becoming an epidemic for Hispanics in Texas. (FILE, AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma, is the most common type of liver cancer seen in patients in the United States, but…

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Lifestyle cancers soar by 70%

Lifestyle cancers soar by 70% in a decade triggering warning of devastating impact of binge drinking and poor diet Men diagnosed with liver cancer rose by 70% and women 60% in 2002-13 Worrying surge caused by poor Western lifestyle Alcohol, obesity and hepatitis B singled out as main causes of liver cancer  Warning about young…

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Obesity-linked chronic liver illness skyrockets

Obesity-linked chronic liver illness skyrockets Follow @IndianaGazette Despite major gains in fighting hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, public health officials are now faced with a growing epidemic of liver disease that is tightly linked to the obesity crisis. In the past two decades, the prevalence of the disease, known as nonalcoholic fatty liver,…

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Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity

Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity World | Anahad O’connor, The New York Times | Updated: June 14, 2014 08:15 IST Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity Dr Joel Lavine, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on May 22. Lavine studies fatty liver disease, a rapidly growing…

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