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Liver Fibrosis Risk Equal Parts Genes and Environment

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  • October 23, 2015
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Genes contribute to at least half of the risk of developing not only hepatic steatosis but also hepatic fibrosis, results from a twin study suggest. Identification of new genetic targets that contribute to fibrosis could open the door to new therapeutic approaches for this serious liver disease. “I had anticipated that the heritability of hepatic…