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2009-10-23 13:38:40

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often caused by abdominal obesity, which is also one of the main causes of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. The latter, in turn, is an important cardiovascular risk factor, and has been found to be associated with the presence of carotid atherosclerotic lesions. It is therefore understandable that an association may exist between NAFLD and carotid lesions. Although the association between NAFLD and carotid lesions is plausible and...

2009-10-12 05:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: RPTPD), announced positive findings from the completed treatment phase of its open-label Phase 2a clinical trial of delayed-release cysteamine bitartrate ("DR Cysteamine") in adolescent patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), a progressive form of liver disease believed to affect 2% to 5% of the U.S. population. At the completion of the initial six-month...

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...

2009-07-01 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...

2009-06-24 13:00:00

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ALP Life Sciences, LLC (Company) today announced the Nanoveson(TM) patent has been filed and the Nanoveson(TM) whitepaper is available at www.ALPLifeSciences.com/wp. After completing initial research, the Company is pursuing clinical trials and FDA regulatory approval of Nanoveson(TM) as a prescription drug treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Over 60 million adult Americans suffer from NAFLD and these numbers are rising...

2009-06-10 10:13:20

Three pseudo kinases of the Tribbles family have been recently recognized, which include TRB1, TRB2 and TRB3. Recent research has found that the expression of hepatic TRB3 increased in a rat model of diabetes. TRB3 could block the insulin signaling pathway through inhibiting Akt activation, which contributes to insulin resistance. A research article to be published on May 21, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. This research, lead by Dr. Yu-Gang Wang and...


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