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The Facts About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
May 20, 2020

As incredible as it may seem in pure numbers, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) affects up to 25% of people in the United States.

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Liver Disease Statistics
May 20, 2020

This list of facts may help you better understand the role your liver plays and its importance to you.

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Despite Primary Biliary Cholangitis, Their Love Goes On
May 20, 2020

Holidays. Weddings. Anniversaries. Special Occasions. These are often the most joyous moments of our life. But liver disease can make it difficult to fully participate.

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The PBC Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid
May 20, 2020

To help you understand how to eat if you have PBC, we consulted Megan Gutierrez, Advanced Dietitian who has extensive experience providing nutrition counseling to people with PBC.

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What healthy foods should I eat?
May 20, 2020

Do you realize that your liver is depending on you? It’s true. Even though you can’t see it hidden away under your rib cage, if your liver could speak to you, it would say: “I’m working hard…"

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What I Wish People Knew About PBC
May 20, 2020

“PBC can be a lonely disease, as most people don’t understand it,” wrote a member of the American Liver Foundation’s Facebook group.

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Congress Hears This Liver Patient’s Voice
May 20, 2020

My name is Carolyn Evans and I was diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) in 1992.

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Biliary Atresia: The Liver Disease that Affects Children
May 20, 2020

Biliary atresia is a disease of the bile ducts that affects only infants. It is rare, affecting about one out of every 18,000 infants.

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Are You at Risk for Liver Cancer?
May 20, 2020

Liver cancer strikes 33,000 Americans annually, according to the American Cancer Society and it is expected that 23,000 Americans will die as a result of liver cancer this year.

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Liver Transplant Q&A
May 20, 2020

Approximately 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the U.S. each year. But more than 17,000 Americans are still waiting for donated livers to become available for transplants.

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An Interview with Dr. James L. Boyer: 50 Years of Treating Primary Biliary Cholangitis
May 20, 2020

ALF asked Dr. Boyer to share his perspective on improved prospects for PBC patients and their challenges to effective treatment.

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Obesity and Fatty Livers
May 20, 2020

Test your knowledge about liver disease and learn more about what fatty liver disease is…

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