Microbiome Signature Could Predict Cirrhosis Noninvasively

A team of investigators, led by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have just published data showing that stool microbiomes—the collection of microorganisms found in fecal matter and the gastrointestinal tract—of Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients are distinct enough to potentially be used to accurately predict which persons with NAFLD are at highest risk for having cirrhosis.