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UCSD links herbicide to liver disease

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that exposure to glyphosate — the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed-killer — correlates to more severe cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the study examined glyphosate excretion in the urine samples of two patient groups — those with a diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and those without. The results were significant: Regardless of age, race, body mass index, ethnicity or diabetes status, glyphosate residue was...

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