Metabolic syndrome ups liver cancer risk.

A new study has found that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer.

Metabolic syndrome is defined as the co-occurrence of at least three of the following five conditions: raised blood pressure, elevated waist circumference, low HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol, raised triglyceride levels and raised fasting plasma glucose levels.

For the current study, researchers identified 3,649 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma and 743 cases of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. They compared the medical history of these patients with the medical histories of 195,953 cancer-free adults. Read more…

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