Curcumin improves symptoms of NAFLD and obesity

(Natural News) Consuming large amounts of curcumin — the bioactive compound present in the spice turmeric — may help improve obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with both. An Iranian study found that taking curcumin supplements decreases factors that contribute to the two health conditions. The researchers compared the effects of a curcumin...
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A low calorie diet (LCD) prior to bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce liver volume and facilitate ease of operation. It is estimated that 75 -100% of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
no De Lorenzo Lifestyle interventions remain the first-line treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), even if the optimal alimentary regimen is still controversial. The interest in antioxidants has increased over time, and literature reports an inverse association between nutrients rich in antioxidants and the risk of mortality due to non-communicable diseases, including NAFLD. Mediterranean diet (MD) is a model characterized by main consumption of plant-based foods and fish and reduced consumption of meat and dairy products. MD represents the gold standard in preventive medicine, probably due to the har...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between hair and urine Al levels and obesity.MethodsA total of 206 lean and 205 obese non-occupationally exposed subjects (30-50 y.o.) were enrolled in the study. Hair and urine Al levels were assessed with ICP-MS. Laboratory quality control was performed using the certified reference materials of human hair, plasma, and urine.ResultsHair and urinary Al levels in obese subjects were significantly higher by 31% and 46% compared to the control levels, respectively. The presence of hypertension (41% cases), atherosclerosis (8%), type 2 diabetes melli...
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease, is characterized by accumulation of fat (>5% of the liver tissue), in the absence of alcohol abuse or other chronic liver diseases. Its prevalence is increasing because of obesity, metabolic syndrome or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). NAFLD can cause liver inflammation and progress to Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis, cirrhosis or Hepatocellular Cancer (HCC). Nevertheless, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in NAFLD/NASH patients. Current guidelines suggest the use of p...
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Fereidoun Azizi, Farzad Hadaegh, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Parvin Mirmiran, Atieh Amouzegar, Hengameh Abdi, Golaleh Asghari, Donna Parizadeh, Seyed Ali Montazeri, Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Farzin Takyar, Davood KhaliliSummaryThe Middle East and north Africa are home to different populations with widely varying cultures, histories, and socioeconomic settings. Hence, their health status, health management, and access to appropriate health care differ accordingly. In this Review, we examine data on the historical and prospective sta...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Liver and gastrointestinal tract II Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Obesity and the metabolic syndrome Source Type: research
Abstract Obesity is the predominant cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. NAFLD includes a spectrum of pathologies that starts with simple steatosis, which can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with the commission of other factors such as the enhancement of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Biliverdin reductase A (BVRA) reduces biliverdin to the antioxidant bilirubin, which may serve to prevent NAFLD, and possibly the progression to NASH. To further understand the role of BVRA in hepatic function, we used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to ...
Source: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Arch Biochem Biophys Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Xin Su, Yi Kong, Daoquan PengAbstractNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in several developed countries, ranging from simple non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis. Currently, NAFLD has been confirmed to be associated with dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and pre-diabetes, which are always grouped together as metabolic syndrome. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) plays an important role in liver pathophysiology with multiple metabolic functi...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Nutrition and Food Research - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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