Q&A With Hannes Hagstrom From Karolinska Institutet: Using Teenage Weight As Predictor For Future Liver Disease

When teenage boys in Sweden were required to take part in the conscription process for the country's armed forces only a small percentage were considered overweight or obese. As a result researchers were able to make a connection between those patients and those who developed serious liver disease later in life.

When teenage boys in Sweden were required to take part in the conscription process for the country's armed forces only a small percentage were considered overweight or obese. As a result researchers were able to make a connection between those patients and those who developed serious liver disease later in life.

Hannes Hagstrom, MD, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden discussed the results of this research and what it could mean for tue future of patient care during the annual Liver Meeting in San Francisco.