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Women with NAFLD lose sex-associated cardiovascular protection

Women who developed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease no longer retained the cardiovascular protective effect conferred by female sex, according to a study published in American Journal of Gastroenterology.“Unlike women from the general population, who are 29% less likely to develop CVD than their male counterparts with similar [cardiovascular] risk factors, NAFLD women have a similar CVD risk as NAFLD men,” Alina M. Allen, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.The study comprised 3,869 patients with NAFLD and 15,209 age- and sex-matched individualsRead More

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