Virginia Commonwealth University Study Highlights Liver & Heart Interaction

Nov 25, 2018 | Liver Disease, Metabolic Disease

Anne Dreyfuss writing for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) reports that its researchers have collaborated on a clinical trial that identifies indicators for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—a typically asymptomatic disease caused by fat buildup in the liver and is the leading cause of liver disease in the United States.

As Ms. Dreyfuss uncovers, investigators from VCU have been exploring research with a focus on links between heart and liver damage. The research results point to a correlation between patients with aggressive types of fatty liver disease and limitations in exercise capacity. Follow the link and read Ms. Dreyfuss’ article for more important details for those interested in this emerging breakthrough.

Lead Research/Investigator

Mohammad Siddiqui, MD