Antioxidant may help prevent liver disease: Study

Amy WallaceAURORA, Colo., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An antioxidant found in breast milk and kiwi fruit may prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, in laboratory mice, according to a research study.
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We examined 433 Turkish patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Advanced fibrosis (F ≥ 3) was identified on liver biopsy in 80 cases, whereas 84 patients were current smokers. Logistic regression models were used to evaluate the effect of current smoking on risk for advanced fibrosis, after adjusting for the effects of age, sex, BMI, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Results Preliminary analyses revealed the presence of substantial statistical interaction between current smoking and hemoglobin levels (P 
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusion A significant association between NAFLD and SIBO was observed in this meta-analysis.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: A paired combination of the fibrosis-4 score and liver stiffness measurement ( 10.9 kPa for inclusion of advanced fibrosis) is able to diagnose the patients with advanced fibrosis with the highest diagnostic accuracy.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsSurgery imitating ESG combined with CY-09 reduces body weight, improves insulin resistance and alleviates hepatic steatosis. The combination therapy may be a promising method for treating obesity and NAFLD.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report that parental metabolic syndrome epigenetically reprograms members of the TGF-β family, including neuronal regeneration–related protein (NREP) and growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15). NREP and GDF15 modulate the expression of several genes involved in the regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism. In particular, NREP downregulation increases the protein abundance of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR) and ATP-citrate lyase (ACLY) in a TGF-β receptor/PI3K/protein kinase B–dependent manner, to regulate hepatic acetyl-CoA and cholesterol synthesis. Reduced hepatic expression of N...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
The enhanced liver fibrosis test has been suggested as a non-invasive blood test to aid the diagnosis of severe liver fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Our study results showed that the test has a high negative predictive value, especially in populations with low disease prevalence such as may be encountered in primary care, and so can exclude advanced and significant fibrosis in NAFLD patients. However, the positive predictive value in such populations is very low at approximately 0.07 when advanced disease prevalence is 5%. This implies that additional strategies are required to make a ...
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS These results indicate that GDLP against T2DM-induced hepatic steatosis, oxidative stress, and inflammation by improving the Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in db/db mice, suggesting the GDLP may serve as an effective strategy for in fatty liver treatment. PMID: 32245940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
(Joslin Diabetes Center) Research from Rohit N. Kulkarni's lab at Joslin Diabetes Center has uncovered a biomarker in humans tied to the development of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease that might help doctors detect early stages of the disease. The researchers also determined that this biomarker, a protein known as 'neuronal regeneration related protein' (or NREP), plays a significant role in the regulation of a pathway that is currently being reviewed in clinical trials as a treatment option for the disease.
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This study was performed to systematically evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in staging of liver fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In this study, we have revealed that mice fed CDAHFD showed significantly lowerd serum total cholesterol and triglyceride (TG) levels, in addition to reduced body weight (BW). Furthermore, hepatic microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) expression was significantly downregulated in CDAHFD-fed mice. Thus, the current CDAHFD-fed mouse model has points that are distinct from human NAFLD/NASH, in general, which is based upon abdominal obesity. PMID: 32238704 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research
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