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2012-07-04 22:46:49

Scientists at Texas Biomed have developed the laboratory opossum as a new animal model to study the most common liver disease in the nation — afflicting up to 15 million Americans — and for which there is no cure. The condition, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature of NASH is accumulation of fat in the liver, along with inflammation and functional damage. Most people with...

2012-06-22 11:32:41

An Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist led a team of distinguished physicians who developed the first guidelines for diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The guidelines were published simultaneously in the June issues of the journals Hepatology, Gastroenterology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Naga P. Chalasani, M.B.B.S., professor of medicine and director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the IU School of...

2012-05-24 21:06:36

Physical activity shows small benefit on triglyceride levels New research found that moderate exercise does not improve lipoprotein concentrations in obese patients with non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Results published in the June issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, report that moderate physical activity produces only a small decrease in triglyceride and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels. Obesity is a rampant health...

2012-05-22 21:20:11

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) offers key insights into the progression of diseases leading to liver damage, which affect diverse populations, including young people. Studies show that the increasing rates of obesity are putting teens at risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and are decreasing the availability of healthy livers for organ donations, which are urgently needed as people continue to experience complications from diseases, such as...

2012-05-15 19:59:03

NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) is the most common type of liver disease in the developed world, affecting up to one-third of the US population. NAFLD is often associated with obesity and other parameters of the so-called "metabolic syndrome," which is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. In a well-done study among subjects with NAFLD, the investigators have demonstrated that modest alcohol consumption (an average of up to 20 grams of alcohol per day...

2012-05-02 13:19:51

Obese people who consume increased amounts of fructose, a type of sugar that is found in particular in soft drinks and fruit juices, are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NFALD) and more its more severe forms, fatty inflammation and scarring. Now researchers at Duke University Medical Center believe they better understand what mechanism may account for fructose-related liver injury. Chronic fructose consumption in a diet puts people at risk for depleting their store of...

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...

2012-04-19 19:48:05

Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2012 shows the gut microbiota's causal role in the development of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), independent of obesity. Though an early stage animal model, the French study highlights the possibility of preventing diabetes and NAFLD with gut microbiota transplantation — the engrafting of new microbiota, usually through administering fecal material from a healthy donor into the colon of a...

2012-04-19 19:46:28

Childhood obesity is a widespread global epidemic and in parallel with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the leading cause of liver disease among children. New data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2012 furthers this concern by showing that childhood obesity is positively linked with developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) - the most common form of liver cancer - in adulthood. The Danish study monitored birth weight and BMI at school age of 165,540 men...


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