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2013-12-31 23:24:37

Milk thistle extract has been used since ancient times for liver health and is currently used by many individuals with chronic hepatitis C infections, with only a limited understanding of its mode of action. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Previous research studies indicate that milk thistle and its main component silibinin inhibit HCV infection. A team of scientists led by J. Blaising* have conducted a study aimed at elucidating the mechanism of anti-HCV action of...

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...

2012-05-21 12:34:51

Georgetown doctors test milk thistle to counter amanitin toxins in the liver On September 12, 2011, a Springfield, Virginia man arrived at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) in the early stages of liver failure. The man had mistakenly eaten poisonous mushrooms, handpicked from his yard. He would be the first of four patients in the course of two weeks to seek treatment at MGUH for mushroom (amanitin) poisoning. Their clinical course, management, and outcomes were presented today...

2010-12-27 00:00:37

A new breakthrough formula called Advanced Liver Supportâ“ž¢ from Health Resourcesâ“ž¢helps boost the health of the liver and flush out years of sludge from the environment, foods and drugs. Bessemer, AL (PRWEB) December 26, 2010 If the liver is not functioning at optimum levels, then one could suffer from symptoms such as high cholesterol levels, poor digestion, allergies, memory loss, blood sugar problems, decreased circulation,...

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2009-12-14 14:00:18

A new study shows a medicinal herb, milk thistle, appears to reduce liver damage resulting from chemotherapy. Chemo drugs often cause liver inflammation, making it necessary to lower the dose or suspend treatment until the inflammation subsides. These interruptions in therapy can make treatment less effective, the researchers said. Dr. Kara Kelly, lead researcher from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York...

2007-04-28 06:00:10

By Pradhan, S C; Girish, C Silymarin, a flavonolignan from 'milk thistle' (Silybum marianum) plant is used almost exclusively for hepatoprotection and amounts to 180 million US dollars business in Germany alone. In this review we discuss about its safety, efficacy and future uses in liver diseases. The use of silymarin may replace the polyherbal formulations and will avoid the major problems of standardization, quality control and contamination with heavy metals or bacterial toxins....

2006-06-27 16:25:00

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Silibinin, a drug derived from milk thistle, destroys lung cancer in mice, investigators at the University of Colorado, Denver report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lead investigator Dr. Rana P. Singh told Reuters Health, "We have been studying milk thistle components, silymarin and silibinin, to examine their efficacy and mechanisms against different...cancers for over a decade." In the current study, Singh's team injected mice...

2005-12-26 08:27:34

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Milk thistle, an herbal remedy used worldwide for liver disease, does not appear to be effective, and there is not enough evidence to conclude that it is safe, an international team of researchers has concluded. "We can't see beneficial effects, we can't exclude harmful effects, and in order to know more we need to do more randomized trials to find out do they actually help," Dr. Christian Gluud of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark,...


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