Study links NAFLD to cancer even without liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients who do not have other liver diseases or cirrhosis, according to a study from Newcastle Hospitals in the U.K. Researchers said only 9% of patients in the study got liver cancer without having metabolic risk factors and that alcohol played only a minor role. Medscape (free registration) (4/25)