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The Journal of Hepatology is the official journal of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and is published by Elsevier. It is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers, reviews, case reports and letters to the Editor concerned with clinical and basic research in the field of hepatology.



Journal of Hepatology COVID-19 news brief
Vaccines for COVID-19 are unlikely to cause liver injury; liver transplant patients are likely to suffer from delayed care during the pandemic, new research in the Journal of Hepatology suggests
March 21, 2022



High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
A new study in the Journal of Hepatology adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat
June 2018



Alcohol consumption in late teens can lead to liver problems in adulthood
Major new study confirms adolescent drinking can predict risk of developing liver disease later in life and suggests guidelines for safe alcohol intake in men might need to be changed, report investigators in the Journal of Hepatology
March 2018



Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
NAFLD is not only linked to hepatocellular carcinoma, but also to cancers outside the liver, report investigators in the Journal of Hepatology
November 2017



Three or More Cups of Coffee Daily Halves Mortality Risk in Patients with HIV and HCV Co-Infection
Novel five-year follow-up study highlights importance of a healthy lifestyle such as coffee drinking and not smoking on health and survival of HIV-infected patients, report investigators in the Journal of Hepatology
September 2017



Universal Screening for Alcohol Misuse at Hospital Admission Identifies Patients at Risk of Developing Alcoholic Liver Disease
Landmark 3-year study indicates that systematically screening all admissions to an acute medical unit for alcohol-related issues is achievable and effective, reports the Journal of Hepatology
July 2017



Short Duration of Breastfeeding and Maternal Obesity Linked to Fatty Liver in Adolescents
Novel study finds evidence for association between breastfeeding duration and maternal obesity and development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents, reports the Journal of Hepatology
June 2017



Take a Coffee or Tea Break to Protect Your Liver
New study indicates that drinking even a few cups a day may prevent hardening of the liver, reports the Journal of Hepatology
June 2017



Fructose Consumption Linked to the Increase of Liver Disease Among Adolescents and Children
New study indicates that sugar intake and uric acid concentration independently contribute to the incidence and progression of liver disease, reports the Journal of Hepatology
February 2017



Epidemiologic Study Reveals Worldwide Decreases in Chronic HBV Infection
Despite overall reductions in prevalence of chronic HBV infection, highly endemic areas persist and some countries show alarming increases
October 2016



Sleep Apnea Worsens Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obese Adolescents
Obstructive sleep apnea and intermittent nocturnal hypoxia are associated with NAFLD in both adults and children, according to a new report in the Journal of Hepatology
August 2016



Overweight Adolescent Men More Likely to Develop Severe Liver Disease Later in Life
Body mass index in late adolescence predicts development of subsequent severe liver disease, according to 40-year study of nearly 45,000 Swedish men, reports the Journal of Hepatology
June 2016



Antiviral Therapies Give Hepatitis C Cirrhosis Patients Similar Life Expectancy as General Population
Investigators recommend that patients with compensated HCV cirrhosis should be treated as early as possible for maximum benefit, reports the Journal of Hepatology
May 2016



“A Fatty Liver May Result in a Broken Heart,” According to New Research
Strict Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease Recommended When Managing Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Reports the Journal of Hepatology
April 2016



High rate of early cancer recurrence following direct-acting antiviral treatment for hep C virus
Study shows much higher than expected recurrence rates, particularly among those most recently treated for hepatocellular carcinoma
April 2016



“Our Chairs Are Killing Us,” Say Researchers
Both Sedentary Behavior and Lack of Physical Activity Linked With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Large Study of Middle-Aged Koreans, Reports the Journal of Hepatology
September 2015


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