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Presence of fatty liver disease is a condition for stroke risk

People suffering from liver disease are three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without the disease

 
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People who suffer from fatty liver disease are three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital, Canada.

The study, the researchers said Joel Ray and Ivan Ying, is the first to find a link between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - a disease characterized by accumulation of fat in the liver of people who do not drink - and stroke.

The researchers evaluated data from 103 adults who had an acute stroke confirmed by MRI between 2005 and 2009 and compared them with 200 adults with suspected acute stroke, whose MRI was normal.

They found high levels of enzymes known as markers of liver disease in adults who had acute stroke proved.

"The risk of stroke in relation to fatty liver disease has never been tested," said Ray "Our study shows a strong link between them and the future possibility that blood tests of liver enzymes, or new markers of liver greasy currently available, can be used to predict the risk of stroke, helping us to treat patients at risk. "

Fatty liver disease nonalcoholic is a common condition that often has no symptoms or complications. Risk factors include obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and especially insulin resistance.

Although the study results are promising, the researchers said further research is needed to validate its findings.

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