A recent study shows that obstructive sleep apnea is linked to various liver conditions, as reported by Healio.

OSA was associated with NASH; the relationship remained after adjusting for age, sex, race and diabetes (OR=2.01; P=.03). Based on multivariable analysis, OSA was associated with steatosis (OR=2.3; P=.004), lobular inflammation (OR=2.06; P=.02) and fibrosis (OR=2.01; P=.04). Advanced fibrosis was observed only in patients with OSA.

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