cirrhosis http://michiganradio.org en U of M study finds obesity-related cirrhosis becoming a bigger problem for the elderly http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-study-finds-obesity-related-cirrhosis-becoming-bigger-problem-elderly <p><a href="http://www.mdnews.com/news/hd/2012_03/hd_660663">A new University of Michigan study</a> finds a particular type of&nbsp;liver disease is&nbsp;becoming increasingly common among the elderly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cirrhosis is a chronic condition that slowly deteriorates the liver. Long associated with alcoholism and Hepatitis&nbsp;C,&nbsp;&nbsp;obesity now &nbsp;is linked to a growing percentage of Cirrhosis patients.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5782 at http://michiganradio.org U of M study finds obesity-related cirrhosis becoming a bigger problem for the elderly