Latest chronic liver disease Stories

2013-10-02 13:44:20

Study with Geisinger Health System tests nearly 2,300 extremely obese diabetes patients A groundbreaking study of nearly 2,300 extremely obese diabetes patients, led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has identified genes associated with unhealthy liver function. This is believed to be the nation's first large-scale genome-wide association study in overweight patients with diabetes. Results of the study, done in conjunction with the Geisinger Health System, will...

2013-04-25 16:31:59

Research announced today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 has revealed the deadly impact that alcohol and body weight have on liver disease. Women should forgo the wine and doughnuts after a new study found the harmful combination of high alcohol intake and high body mass index (BMI) causes an increased risk of chronic liver disease. The study analyzed a cohort of over 107,000 women to investigate how a female's weight and alcohol consumption affected their chances of suffering...

2012-08-25 23:05:02

Allsup explains disease impact, role of Social Security disability benefits for those with hepatitis C. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that more than 2 million U. S. baby boomers–people born between 1945 and 1965–are infected with hepatitis C. Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI) representation, joins the CDC in encouraging baby boomers to get tested for the...

2012-07-18 01:23:27

Use of the botanical product silymarin, an extract of milk thistle that is commonly used by some patients with chronic liver disease, did not provide greater benefit than placebo for patients with treatment-resistant chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study in the July 18 issue of JAMA. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection affects almost 3 percent of the global population and may lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. A large proportion of patients do not...

2012-04-20 09:58:55

People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts — no more than one or two servings per day — are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The findings are published in the April 19, 2012 online issue of The Journal of Hepatology. NALFD is the most common liver disease in the...

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