Drinking just 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2015 has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on this disease burden.
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Background and aim: Cirrhosis is a major public health problem worldwide. The prevalence of cirrhosis is various in different geographical regions. The aim of the present study was to determine the distribution of the etiologies of cirrhosis and their proportional changes through recent 11 years in Iran. Methods: In this retrospective, observational study, the data of cirrhotic patients who have been listed for liver transplantation in the Namazi Transplant Center (Shiraz, Iran) between January 2006 and December 2016 were analyzed. Demographic and clinical data of the patients including model for end-stage liver disea...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
co Giannini Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most frequent primary liver cancer, is the sixth most common cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and accounts globally for about 800,000 deaths/year. Early detection of HCC is of pivotal importance as it is associated with improved survival and the ability to apply curative treatments. Chronic liver diseases, and in particular cirrhosis, are the main risk factors for HCC, but the etiology of liver disease is rapidly changing due to improvements in the prevention and treatment of HBV (Hepatitis B virus) and HCV (Hepatitis C virus) infect...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractAlcohol ‐induced liver disease (ALD) is one of the major causes of chronic liver disease globally. The pathogenesis of alcohol‐induced hepatic injury is characterized by steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis, which can eventually progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma1). Recently, the mechanism of both ALD and non ‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been fairly well studied, but a successful treatment for ALD and NAFLD is not available yet.
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results confirm the efficacy of the liver transplantation to achieve of a good QOL. Furthermore, these patients seem to maintain high therapeutic adherence, thus ensuring a good outcome of the care received during the transplantation process.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We read with great interest the review by Tr épo and Valenti on recent developments in genetics of NAFLD,1 which highlighted the need for further confirmation of the association between the rs2642438 (p.A165T) variant in the mitochondrial amidoxime reducing component 1 (MARC1) gene and liver disease risk. This missense variant was recently sh own to associate with protection from all-cause cirrhosis.2 MARC1 encodes for a molybdenum-containing enzyme in the outer mitochondrial membrane, which has reductive activity for N-hydroxylated compounds, e.g.
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) accounts for the majority of cirrhosis and liver-related deaths worldwide. Activation of IFN-regulatory factor (IRF3) initiates alcohol-induced hepatocyte apoptosis, which fuels a robust secondary inflammatory response that drives ALD. The dominant molecular mechanism by which alcohol activates IRF3 and the pathways that amplify inflammatory signals in...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
In this study, we show that perforin can act as an immune regulator to prevent the progression of NAFLD. Aged perforin-deficient (Prf−/−) mice have increased lipid accumulation in the liver compared to WT mice. With high-fat diet (HFD) challenge, Prf−/− mice have increased liver weight, more severe liver damage, and increased liver inflammation when compared with WT controls. Mechanistic studies revealed that perforin specifically regulates intrinsic IFN-γ production in CD4 T cells, not CD8 T cells. We found that CD4 T cell depletion reduces liver injury and ameliorates the inflammation and me...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Khneizer G, Rizvi S, Gawrieh S Abstract Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the leading liver disease globally. NAFLD patients can have a progressive phenotype, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) that could lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer. There is a close bi-directional relationship between NAFLD and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); NAFLD increases the risk for T2DM and its complications whereas T2DM increases the severity of NAFLD and its complications. The large global impact of NAFLD and T2DM on healthcare systems requires a paradigm shift from specialty care to early ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Abstract The most common cause of liver disease worldwide is now non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD refers to a spectrum of disease ranging from steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, causing cirrhosis, and ultimately hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the impact of NAFLD is not limited to the liver. NAFLD has extra-hepatic consequences, most notably, cardiovascular and renal disease. NAFLD and chronic kidney disease share pathogenic mechanisms including insulin resistance, lipotoxicity, inflammation and oxidative stress. Not surprisingly, there has been a recent surge in efforts to manage NAFLD...
Source: Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research
Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 15, Issue 5, Page 195-199, May 2020.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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