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2013-10-30 10:56:50

Severity of fibrosis similar in men and post-menopausal women New research suggests that estrogen protects women with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) from severe liver fibrosis. According to the study published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, men are at higher risk of more severe fibrosis compared to women prior to menopause, but liver fibrosis severity is similar in men and post-menopausal women. Non-alcoholic fatty liver...

2013-09-20 11:26:58

A new, non-invasive imaging technique, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), can now help physicians accurately detect fibrosis (scarring) in children with chronic liver disease – a growing problem due in part to increasing obesity rates. A new study shows that MRE detects such chronic diseases as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is increasingly common in children and teens, affecting an estimated 13 percent of adolescents. NAFLD can lead to progressive liver disease and...

2013-04-28 23:00:55

Oregon State University researchers say omega-3 fatty acid DHA, such as found in Omega XL, has a powerful effect in preventing liver inflammation and fibrosis. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 One of the first studies to directly compare the effects of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA on liver disease was recently published online in the Journal of Nutrition. The study, supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, as well as the National Institutes of Health,...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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