Scientists have long traced a direct relationship between cardiovascular disease and liver dysfunction. It is the liver that is responsible for the exchange of cholesterol, which affects the state of the vascular system. The map of risk factors for atherosclerosis almost completely overlaps with the risks of liver diseases, which indicates the relationship of these pathologies.
“Atherosclerosis and liver disease” was the name of the interactive discussion that took place as part of the Eighteenth Russian Gastroenterological Week in Moscow.
According to statistics, annually about 1 million people in the world die from cardiovascular diseases. This is about 4 times more than from accidents and oncology. In Russia, as in the whole world, circulatory system diseases dominate. The most common cause of death is coronary heart disease resulting from atherosclerosis. Its share in the mortality structure in Europe is 21%, which is equal to the number of cancer deaths. Continue reading