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2009-10-01 21:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced that its first-in-class farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist INT-747 has met the primary endpoint of improved insulin sensitization in a 6 week double blind, placebo controlled trial in type 2 diabetic patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). By employing a euglycemic insulin clamp procedure, the study demonstrated that a single oral daily dose of INT-747 statistically significantly improved...

2009-09-30 09:58:53

Researchers studying a large sample of adolescent American boys have found an association between metabolic syndrome, which is a complication of obesity, and elevated liver enzymes that mark potentially serious liver disease. The link between metabolic syndrome and the suspected liver disease did not appear in adolescent girls, said study leader Rose C. Graham, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. There were ethnic differences among the boys as...

2009-09-29 13:09:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying a large sample of adolescent American boys have found an association between metabolic syndrome, which is a complication of obesity, and elevated liver enzymes that mark potentially serious liver disease. The link between metabolic syndrome and the suspected liver disease did not appear in adolescent girls, said study leader Rose C. Graham, M.D., a pediatric gastroenterologist at The Children's Hospital of...

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2009-09-11 08:25:38

Research by UC Riverside scientists is first to link passive smoking to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has found that even second-hand tobacco smoke exposure can result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common disease and rising cause of chronic liver injury in which fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The researchers found fat accumulated in liver cells of mice exposed to...

2009-09-09 11:45:00

Benefits are not dependent on weight loss Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia determined that patients with a sedentary lifestyle who engage in routine physical activities lower their risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The lower risk of problems associated with fatty liver was not contingent upon weight loss, but a direct result from the increased aerobic exercise. The results of this study are published in the October issue of Hepatology, a journal of the...

2009-08-26 00:31:52

Belly fat has long been blamed for obesity-related disease but it may actually only be something of an innocent bystander, U.S. researchers say. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests liver fat -- intrahepatic triglyceride -- may be the important risk factor for obesity-related metabolic disorders often linked to diabetes, heart disease and other diseases. Many with belly fat also have a fatty liver, but when the researchers compared for...

2009-07-01 13:40:13

Counseling patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on how to increase physical activity leads to health benefits that are independent of changes in weight. These findings are in a new study in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The article is also available online at Wiley Interscience (www.interscience.wiley.com).NAFLD is the most common form of chronic liver...

2009-06-02 22:27:28

U.S. researchers have made an association between liver disease and exposure to common pollutants. Researchers at the University of Louisville used data from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine the association of chronic low-level exposure to 111 common pollutants such as lead and mercury with otherwise unexplained liver disease in adults. The pollutants examined were detectable in 60 percent or more of the 4,500 study subjects. Our study found that...

2009-06-01 14:58:27

The latest research in liver disease being presented at Digestive Disease Week® 2009 (DDW®) has important implications for tracking disease development in patients and for current and future transplant recipients. Researchers are making great strides in diagnosing and treating liver disease."The research being presented during DDW shows how widespread our efforts are in understanding and treating liver disease," said Brent Tetri, MD, Saint Louis University....

2009-05-29 07:58:51

Intestinal permeability and an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine are both associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). These findings are revealed in a new study in the June issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The article is also available online at Wiley Interscience (www.interscience.wiley.com).Previous studies have suggested that bacteria from the intestine...