High Rate of Fatty Liver Disease Found in 9/11 Responders High Rate of Fatty Liver Disease Found in 9/11 Responders

The risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease appears to be elevated in 9/11 first responders in New York City, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Background and aim Recent clinical trials have confirmed that Helicobacter pylori infection is positively associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), although some research has shown a negative association. Therefore, to confirm whether H. pylori eradication treatment is feasible for NAFLD patients in our hospital, we aimed to establish the association between H. pylori infection and NAFLD. Methods We enrolled 91 patients with NAFLD diagnosed by abdominal B-mode ultrasonography between January and December 2018. H. pylori infection was confirmed by C13 urea breath test, and liver function, glycometabolis...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Chang-hua Zhang, Bu-gao Zhou, Jun-qing Sheng, Yang Chen, Ying-qian Cao, Chen Chen
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Xia W, Yang N, Li Y Abstract BACKGROUND The present research aimed to explore the risk factors for adverse cardiovascular events in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) combined with NAFLD. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 325 AMI patients hospitalized in the Department of Cardiology. AMI patients underwent emergency thrombolysis or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). AMI patients were classified into NAFLD group and non-NAFLD group. General clinical data, creatinine and myocardial enzyme, GRACE scores of AMI patients were evaluated and compared between two groups. Incidence of adv...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Afrisham R, Paknejad M, Ilbeigi D, Sadegh-Nejadi S, Gorgani-Firuzjaee S, Vahidi M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fetuin-A serves a dual function; its high levels are associated with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and on the other hand, it serves as a potent inhibitor of vascular ectopic calcification. Because of the opposing findings, the aim of the current study was to investigate serum fetuin-A levels in military personnel males with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In the case-control study, anthropometric and biochemical paramet...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The evidence to prove the efficacy of the Fenugreek seeds' hydroalcoholic extract in NAFLD was not strong enough; hence, further experiments are still needed to assess the possible efficacy of Fenugreek on the treatment of NAFLD.
Source: Indian Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Background/AimsIncreasing evidence shows that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with dysregulation of microvascular perfusion independently of established cardio-metabolic risk factors. We investigated whether hepatic manifestations of NAFLD such as liver fibrosis and liver fat are associated with microvascular hemodynamics through dysregulation of neurovascular control.MethodsMicrovascular dilator (post-occlusive reactive hyperemia) and sympathetically mediated constrictor (deep inspiratory breath-hold) responses were measured at the forearm and finger, respectively, using laser Doppler fluximetry. N...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Pirola CJ, Sookoian S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fatty liver disease, defined by the presence of liver fat infiltration, is part of a cluster of disorders that occur in the context of metabolic syndrome. Epigenetic factors - defined as stable and heritable changes in gene expression without changes in the DNA sequence - may not only play an important role in the disease development in adulthood, but they may start exerting their influence in the prenatal stage. AREAS COVERED: By using systems biology approaches, we review the main epigenetic modifications and highlight their likely roles in the pathogenesi...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The biopsy rate in NAFLD patients is low and fibrosis ≥ F2 along with NAS ≥4 only present in a few cases. Transient elastography and FIB-4 are useful to select patients at risk for fibrosis for liver biopsy. PMID: 32476514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
In this study, Greek researchers investigated the effects of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) on the clinical, biochemical and inflammatory profile of patients with simple liver steatosis. Their results were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Diet is a modifiable key factor and target for the prevention or management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)....
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