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The importance of vitamin D status in liver disease

Posted on: December 23, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD


Almost 30% of Americans have liver disease, the most common form being non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is a manifestation of the metabolic syndrome and obesity. Others have hepatitis C or have injured their liver from drinking too much. The business of liver transplants is a rapidly growing field in medicine due to the dramatic increase in liver disease, mainly secondary to the obesity epidemic.

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