Liver Disease

World Trade Center Responders With The Greatest Exposure To Toxic Dust Have A Higher Likelihood Of...

Researchers have found evidence that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts.
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Maternal Obesity May Up Risk For Future Liver Disease In Offspring

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- There is a strong association between maternal weight and future nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Hepatology. Hannes Hagström, M.D.,...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Better Strategies Needed For Managing Nafld In Adults

MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Effective screening, diagnosis, and management strategies are needed for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a special report published online July...

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Call To Action: Experts Urge Coordinated Care For 'nash Epidemic'

Call for doctors in primary care, hepatology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology to stop working in silos and develop multidisciplinary teams to tackle nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Obesity, Endocrinology

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3d Imaging Reveals Neural 'vicious Cycle' In Fatty Liver Disease

With the application of a novel three-dimensional imaging technology, researchers have discovered that one portion of the autonomic nervous system in the liver undergoes severe degeneration in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The study, which is...
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Albireo (albo) Gets Fda Nod For Rare Liver Disease Drug

Albireo ALBO announced that the FDA has approved Bylvay (odevixibat) to treat intense itching or pruritus in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (“PFIC”).PFIC, a rare disorder, is a type of cholestasis or impaired bile flow...
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Rna Modification May Protect Against Liver Disease

An RNA modification may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a new study. The modification may also explain why females...
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Rna Modification May Protect Against Liver Disease And Explain Liver Fat Differences Between Sexes

A chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells' protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the...
Related topics: Genetics, DNA, Proteins

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Revealing The Mystery Behind The Threat Of Non-alcoholic Liver Disease

Researchers revealed how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can develop into a life-threatening complication. Their discovery will accelerate the search for therapeutic solutions.
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Selective, Toxin-bearing Antibodies Could Help Treat Liver Fibrosis

UC San Diego researchers discovered that immunotoxins targeting the protein mesothelin prevent liver cells from producing collagen, a precursor to fibrosis and cirrhosis, in mouse models of human disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins, Cirrhosis

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New And Noteworthy—what I Read This Week: Edition 136

Research of the Week Fasting insulin levels predict non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even in the absence of diabetes. More magnesium, less hostility. MCT oil improves cognitive function in elderly subjects. Keto mice drink less alcohol. The...
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Cases Of Rare Liver Complication Seen With Severe Covid-19

(MedPage Today) -- Early in the pandemic, four critically ill COVID-19 patients developed a complication similar to secondary sclerosing cholangitis, an inflammatory liver disease, researchers reported. The case series involved four men, ages...
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Dads With Obesity Mostly Cleared In Their Children's Nafld

(MedPage Today) -- Obesity prior to pregnancy in women was significantly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in their children by young adulthood, a researcher said. Compared with women who did not have obesity (body mass...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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Food Insecurity Tied To More Liver Disease Deaths

(MedPage Today) -- Limited or a lack of access to nutritious food led to poorer clinical outcomes in adults with advanced liver fibrosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a retrospective study found. Food insecurity was independently...
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Big Jump In Monthly Average Hospital Admission For Alcoholic Hepatitis Post-pandemic

(MedPage Today) -- Surges in alcohol purchases and use during the pandemic drove up hospital admissions for alcoholic hepatitis, and there may be a negative impact on alcoholic liver disease in the future, researchers from Canada reported. An...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Alcohol, Medical Research

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Coffee Could Help Prevent Chronic Liver Disease, Scientist Say

Vanessa Hebditch of the British Liver Trust reportedly suggested that, aside from relying on coffee, people should improve their liver health by “cutting down on alcohol and keeping to a healthy weight.”
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Liver Cirrhosis Much More Deadly For Black Americans

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Black Americans with cirrhosis — late-stage liver disease — are much less likely to receive a liver transplant and more likely to die than white patients, new research reveals. For the study, researchers at...
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Liver Disease Tied To Increased Risk Of Death From Severe Covid

(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalized COVID-19 patients in France had a higher risk of mechanical ventilation or death if they had chronic liver disease (CLD), a retrospective study found. Likelihood of ventilation increased by 54% when COVID inpatients...
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Can That Daily Cup Of Joe Save You From Liver Disease?

(MedPage Today) -- Coffee drinkers had a lower risk of chronic liver disease and death due to chronic liver disease compared to non-coffee drinkers, U.K. researchers found in a large observational study. Compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee...
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Coffee Could Perk Up Your Liver

TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 -- Want to be good to your liver? Pour yourself another cup o' joe. British researchers report that coffee of all kinds may reduce your risk for chronic liver disease. Whether your java jolt is caffeinated or decaffeinated,...
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