Navigation Links
The relationship between body mass index and age at hepatocellular carcinoma onset
Date:3/15/2011

The incidence and mortality associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been increasing worldwide, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection plays an important role in the pathogenesis of HCC. Previous studies have suggested that host factors, such as sex, alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and obesity, are important risk factors for HCC. Meanwhile, it has been reported that HCV infection causes insulin resistance and leads to oxidative stress, potentiating fibrosis and hepatic carcinogenesis. However, the factors that influence the development of HCC in HCV-infected patients remain largely unknown.

A research article published on February 21, 2011 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The authors hypothesized that obesity influences the time to onset of HCC related to HCV infection, which is reflected in the patient's age at onset. To test this hypothesis, they investigated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle factors and age at onset of HCC in HCV-infected patients.

The research showed that the underweight patients (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2), tended to be older at HCC onset than patients within the normal weight range (BMI 18.5󈞅 kg/m2).

The results suggest that achieving an adequate body weight along with a reduction of alcohol intake in patients with chronic hepatitis C could help prevent hepatic carcinogenesis.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ye-Ru Wang
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Insecurity in Relationships Binds People to Possessions
2. Getting to the scientific heart of what makes romantic relationships succeed or fail
3. Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids
4. Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication
5. Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport
6. Self awareness can help people navigate rocky seas of relationships
7. New study: Serious gaps in medical journals disclosure of physician relationships with industry
8. Mothers abused by partners see decline in mental health even after relationship ends
9. The importance of workplace relationships post-retirement
10. Internet access at home increases the likelihood that adults will be in relationships
11. Sex between adolescents in romantic relationships is often harmless to their academics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... With the Grand Opening Event planned for February 3, ... sports teams and the general public. Built in five months by Centerpoint, the 60,000 ... into basketball or pickleball courts. The space is also suitable for indoor soccer and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... manufacturer Prairie Seating. Prairie’s award-winning Reflection® brand of custom seating systems has a ... acquisition provides Permobil with a platform for innovation and growth in the custom ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Date aired: January 9, 2017 ... Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and advocate welcomed health activist, author, ... Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... San Francisco ... iTero Element, the latest in 3-D scanning device which is capable of taking digital ... latest advances in dentistry, such as CAD CAM restorations , in terms of ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... Going above and ... that strives to better communities around the world by offering the Gensuite team ... the opportunity for team members to become involved in a cause that is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... Oregon and PUNE, India ... to a new report published by Allied Market Research, ... Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the global ... by 2022, from $5,768 million in 2015, growing at ... chemical & gas sterilization segment dominated the market in ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , January 16, 2017 According to a new report ... Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022," the global antioxidants market generated $2,923 ... a CAGR of 6.42% during the forecast period. In the natural antioxidants category, ... in 2015. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... 2017   Linde Gas North America LLC  today ... and business of The Service Center LLC, a market leading ... healthcare providers in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the ... , The Service Center also has facilities in ... Carolina . Its primary services include: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: