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Subclinical hypothyroidism and lower than normal thyroid function independently predicted advanced fibrosis and the risk for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to recently published data.“The prevalence of NASH and advanced fibrosis associated with [thyroid-stimulating hormone levels] was significantly higher in subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism than in those with normal thyroid function,” the researchers wrote.NEXT ARTICLE
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just above thecollarbone and is an endocrine gland that make hormones. These Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in the body, including how fast the body burns calories and how fast th...
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...