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Management of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis must focus on obesity treatment

The obesity epidemic in the United States continues to grow. Estimates are that currently 70 percent of the U.S. population is either overweight or obese. In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease defined as chronic, relapsing, multifactorial and neurobehavioral where an increase in body fat promotes tissue dysfunction and abnormal physical stress to the body because of fat mass.

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Patient-centered research at Baylor Scott & White helps improve care of liver transplant patients

Liver disease is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the third or fourth leading cause of death among patients 45 to 64. To improve these outcomes, many hepatologists on the medical staffs of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth are undertaking a number of notable patient-centered research projects. All research projects are administered by Baylor Scott & White Research Institute.

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Baylor Scott & White Health transplant teams successfully utilize organs from hepatitis C-positive donors

The opioid epidemic has caused the incidence of acute hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States to triple over the last several years. More than 5 million people in the nation carry the virus. Because many of these people are undiagnosed, especially in high-risk populations, many organs from HCV-positive donors are still being procured.

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