Medical News Today: Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

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In this study, we design and develop a bioactive nanofibrous material with multiple features such as analgesic and infection resistance by using a herbal moiety. These nanowebs comprised the nanoparticles of lecithin and clove oil which dispersed in Tween-20 and polyvinyl alcohol nanoemulsion and here finally electrospun to develop nanomat which can be used as a potential candidate in dental applications.
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): Asif Ali, Saleheen Bano, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Yuvraj Singh NegiAbstractBone tissue engineering has been area of substantial research since few decades but still a gap exists when it comes to strength and healing tendency of biomaterials with respect to age group, accidental complications etc. Many researches are yet in progress to design a perfect material for bone regeneration. Our attempt in the present study is to develop a porous hybrid material based on Chitosan(CS)/Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA)/ Beta Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) comp...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Food Composition and AnalysisAuthor(s): Christophoros Christophoridis, Anna Kosma, Emmanouil Evgenakis, Anna Bourliva, Konstantinos FytianosAbstractContamination of dairy products with heavy metals is a major concern on a global scale and human exposure to related food products, especially cheese, is of rising concern. The aim of this study was the determination of several heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn) in 15 cheese samples consumed Greece, during March 2016. An analytical method was optimized and applied, using microwave digest...
Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Food Composition and AnalysisAuthor(s): I. Garcia-Herrero, M. Margallo, J. Laso, L. Batlle-Bayer, A. Bala, P. Fullana, I. Vazquez-Rowe, M.J. Gonzalez, F. Amo, M.J. Durá, C. Sarabia, R. Abajas, A. Quiñones, A. Irabien, R. AldacoAbstractFood losses and waste (FLW) tend to be referred to in terms of mass, occasionally in economic terms, disregarding the nutritional-cost nexus of such losses. This work aims to estimate the nutritional food losses and waste (NFLW) of the Spanish agri-food system in terms of energy, macronutrients, fibre, and vitamin...
Source: Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study covers fabrication and characterization of thymol-loaded nanofiber (TLNs) mats and evaluation of their potential to be used as novel antimould surface coating material for limitation of mould development of Aspergillus parasiticus on kashar cheese surface. Different ratios of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/whey protein (WP) were electrospun to yield cylindrical and fine (⁓370 nm in diameter) polymeric nanofiber mats. The fabricated nanofibers were characterized in terms of their zeta potential, electrical conductivity, molecular, thermal and morphological properties. These results revealed that there were inte...
Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Katherine Samaras1,2,3*, Henrik Tevaerai4, Michel Goldman5, Johannes le Coutre6,7 and Jeff M. P. Holly8 1Department of Endocrinology, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia 2Diabetes and Metabolism, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia 3St Vincent's Hospital, St Vincent's Clinical School, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia 4Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland 5Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 6Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom 7Nes...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract The International Conference on Viral Hepatitis 2017 brought exciting news on the treatment of viral hepatitis. The most recent estimates of the burden for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections were presented. The current gaps and prospects for regional and global eradication of viral hepatitis were discussed on the light of the WHO roadmap until 2030. Debates focused on hepatitis C and expectations using the new approved HCV pan-genotypic, once daily, oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), glecaprevir-pibrentasvir, and sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir. The management of difficult-to-...
Source: AIDS Reviews - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: AIDS Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract All women are at risk of acute and chronic liver diseases. Of particular importance are those diseases that exclusively affect pregnant women and have adverse effects on maternal, fetal, or neonatal outcomes. Acute viral hepatitis is an important cause of liver disease in pregnant women, and hepatitis E infection is associated with substantial mortality. An increasing number of women have chronic liver diseases caused by viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver diseases, and genetic liver diseases. The presence of chronic liver diseases or c...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Zhou DX, Bian XY, Cheng XY, Xu P, Zhang YF, Zhong JX, Qian HY, Huang S Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of late gestational liver dysfunction and its impact on pregnancy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients hospitalized for liver dysfunction in their late pregnancy between 2010-2012 were set as the observation group, and the pregnant women with normal liver function at the same period were randomly selected and set as the control group. The impacts towards the pregnancy outcomes were compared between these two groups and the impacts of different-degree t...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract Hepatic steatosis defined as lipid accumulation in hepatocytes is very frequently found in adults and obese adolescents in the Western World. Etiologically, obesity and associated insulin resistance or excess alcohol intake are the most frequent causes of hepatic steatosis. However, steatosis also often occurs with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and is also found in rare but potentially life-threatening liver diseases of pregnancy. Clinical significance and outcome of hepatic triglyceride accumulation are highly dependent on etiology and histological pattern of steatosis. This review summarizes...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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