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Dementia: Common condition linked to a 38% higher risk – one in three Britons affected


“This form of liver disease and dementia share many common risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

“Future studies will need to explore the mechanisms underlying the link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dementia.”

As obesity rates rise globally, so is the prevalence of NAFLD, and a substantial number of young people are thought to be at risk of the disease.

It is estimated that up to one in every three people in the UK has early stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to the NHS.



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