Preventing liver steatosis with five-flavor fruit
(Natural News) A team of researchers from Korea Food Research Institute and the University of Science & Technology in South Korea suggests that five-flavor fruit (Schisandra chinensis) can be used as a therapeutic agent for the prevention of steatosis or fatty liver. The researchers assessed the effects of five-flavor fruit extract on fatty liver in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No surprise here: Western diets cause life-threatening fatty liver disease – can we reverse it?
(Natural News) Western diets, which are characterized by a high intake of fatty and cholesterol-rich foods, are known to be bad for your health. A new study presents another reason why adhering to a Western diet is bad for you: This type of diet can cause non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is a serious form of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD CKD and Increased Mortality in Patients With NAFLD
This study assessed the association between different stages of chronic kidney disease and mortality in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Marshall University joins clinical trial for late-stage fatty liver disease
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug for late-stage liver disease is now available at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Towards a blood test for early-stage liver disease
(EMBO) One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- causes no symptoms initially but can develop into end-stage liver cirrhosis. A discovery, published today in Molecular Systems Biology, paves the way for a simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD, opening up the possibility of preventing the development of liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential mechanism to control nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
FINDINGSIn a comprehensive, nine-year-long study in mice, researchers profiled more than 300 liver and plasma lipid species and more than 5,000 liver proteins. The combined data helped researchers to identify new mechanisms that control the metabolism of lipids (molecules that include fat) and to discover a protein that regulates lipids. They found that silencing one particular protein, called PSMD9, is a potential therapeutic strategy to reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.BACKGROUNDNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the buildup of excess fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. The disease affects about 25 percent ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Natural News) In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intercept's fatty liver drug meets late-stage main goal, shares soar
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its treatment in patients with a progressive fatty liver disease showed an improvement in scarring on the organ, taking the drug a step closer to approval and sending the company's shares surging 25 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Liver disease may increase diabetes risk in non-obese patients
Research, published inNutrition,Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, suggests that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases diabetes risk in non-obese adults.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gilead Misses Key Goal in NASH Liver Disease Trial, Shares Sink Gilead Misses Key Goal in NASH Liver Disease Trial, Shares Sink
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday that a late-stage study of a key experimental drug aimed at treating NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease, failed to meet its main goal, sending the company's shares down 4.6 percent in after-hours trading.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Even chicken, turkey and lean steak can cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sausages, bacon and steak cause fatty liver disease
A study by the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam found people who rely on vegetables as their main source of protein are less at risk even if they eat more calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dash for NASH trips up Gilead, but 'fatty liver disease' remains biotech target
A late-stage clinical trial by Gilead Sciences Inc. failed in fatty liver disease, the company said, sending a blow to a drug industry that has seen treatments for the disease as the next big thing. The Foster City-based company's (NASDAQ: GILD) study found that only a slightly higher percentage of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, who received a higher dose of a once-a-day oral drug saw an improvement in the disease than those who were given a placebo. Even fewer patients who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Dash for NASH trips up Gilead, but 'fatty liver disease' remains biotech target
A late-stage clinical trial by Gilead Sciences Inc. failed in fatty liver disease, the company said, sending a blow to a drug industry that has seen treatments for the disease as the next big thing. The Foster City-based company's (NASDAQ: GILD) study found that only a slightly higher percentage of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, who received a higher dose of a once-a-day oral drug saw an improvement in the disease than those who were given a placebo. Even fewer patients who… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Gilead misses key goal in NASH liver disease trial, shares sink
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday that a late-stage study of a key experimental drug aimed at treating NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease, failed to meet its main goal, sending the company's shares down 4.6 percent in after-hours trading. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Treatment for obesity and fatty liver disease may be in reach
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. These molecules all activate a special protein called PPAR-delta and have the potential to treat fatty liver disease, obesity, diabetic nephrotoxicity, and to heal wounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NAFLD in Adolescent Boys Improves With Low Sugar Diet NAFLD in Adolescent Boys Improves With Low Sugar Diet
Adolescent boys on a"low free sugar" diet show significant improvements in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to results from an 8-week randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Liver Obesity Liver Cancer Juices Children and Childhood Diet and Nutrition Weight Sugar Soft Drinks Cirrhosis Source Type: news

Study shows low-sugar diet effective in boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages and occurring naturally in fruit juices) resulted in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adolescent boys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is
A celebrity feud has ignited debate over the popular — but somewhat controversial — ketogenic diet. It all started last week, when trainer Jillian Michaels told Women’s Health that the high-fat, low-carb keto diet is “a bad plan, for a million reasons.” “I don’t understand. Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?” Michaels asked. It quickly became clear that many people, famous and otherwise, think the trendy plan is a good idea. Celebrities including Al Roker and Andy Cohen criticized Michaels’ take, causing her to double down on her position and offer to de...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The role of PCSK9 in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) Data indicates that high intrahepatic or circulating PCSK9 levels increase muscle and liver lipid storage, adipose energy storage and hepatic fatty acids, as well as triglycerides storage and secretion, thus contributing to the pathogenesis of NAFLD. The findings of animal and human studies, aiming to reduce PCSK9 with inhibitors point towards liver protection from NAFLD through inhibition of PCSK9 expression in the induction of degradation of hepatic HNF1a protein, insulin resistance (IR), and other mechanisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A native Mediterranean mushroom found to protect the liver from disease
(Natural News) People with high blood sugar exhibit high lipid levels brought about by excessive intake of fatty foods — a condition called hyperlipidemia. When left untreated, hyperlipidemia can pave the way for other diseases like atherosclerosis and fatty liver. If certain foods can cause hyperlipidemia, there are also foods that can prevent it. A study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Studies on Pediatric Liver Diseases New Studies on Pediatric Liver Diseases
Dr William Balistreri shares new data from this year's Liver Meeting on fatty liver disease and biliary atresia in children and young adults.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health
Inorganic nitrate, a compound present in celery, spinach, and rocket, may protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

New research shows how a fatty diet can lead to life-threatening liver disease
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) A new study by USC scientists provides new insight on how dietary fat and cholesterol drive the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Asian water plantain is a natural remedy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is not a serious condition in itself, but its complications can be deadly. The extract of Asian water plantains (Alisma orientale) could be a potential treatment for the condition, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as it is able to not only reduce the amount of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum Testosterone and NAFLD in Men and Women in the US Serum Testosterone and NAFLD in Men and Women in the US
This study examined the relationship between total serum testosterone levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Might low levels be a risk factor for NAFLD?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Increasing the amount of protein in your diet may lower your risk for diabetes
(Natural News) According to a study, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, consuming more protein can help reduce the liver’s fat content. Making this change to your diet may even help lower the risk of diabetes in individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? NAFLD,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) NHGRI researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia are affected and when to refer them for liver transplants. The findings, published December 6 in JCI Insight, also might shed light on more common disorders such as fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA)
NHGRI researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia are affected and when to refer them for liver transplants. The findings, published December 6 in JCI Insight, also might shed light on more common disorders such as fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs Roche Buys U.S. Biotech Jecure in Race for Liver Disease Drugs
Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diet recommendations to reverse a fatty liver
(Natural News) It is normal to have a small amount of fat in your liver. However, if too much fat builds up in the cells of your liver, you might be at risk of fatty liver disease. This could cause damage to your liver and prevent it from functioning as well as it should. Fortunately, you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche buys U.S. biotech Jecure in race for liver disease drugs
Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying U.S.-based Jecure Therapeutics, joining Pfizer, Gilead Sciences and Novartis in pursuit of new drugs to treat fatty liver disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study suggests eating more lycopene-rich foods to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound found in a number of fruits and vegetables, can help address the symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), proving just how important these foods are to living a full and healthy life. Excessive fat has far-reaching repercussions on your health. You may be familiar with the role it plays... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease
-- Fatty liver disease occurs when fat deposits build up in the liver, the organ that filters blood coming from the digestive tract. The disease may stem from heavy alcohol use, or not involve alcohol at all, the National Library of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease
Title: Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 20, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids found to control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) It is a little-known fact that even teetotalers can end up with liver disease. In fact, the most common form of this type of disease in the United States – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – affects close to 100 million people and can affect even those who drink little or no alcohol.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMN researchers discover important connection between cells in the liver
(University of Minnesota Medical School) University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have made a discovery which could lead to a new way of thinking about how disease pathogenesis in the liver is regulated, which is important for understanding the condition nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is incredibly common and growing. It is apparent that about 30 percent of Americans and are at risk to advance to more severe conditions such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease, or even liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infants born to obese mothers risk developing liver disease, obesity
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Infant gut microbes altered by their mother's obesity can cause inflammation and other major changes within the baby, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease later in life, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease Multiple Drugs Advance for Fatty Liver Disease
Drugs that act on different pathways in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are showing progress, but a cure is still elusive, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A natural remedy for alcohol-induced fatty liver disease found in licorice root
(Natural News) Drinking alcohol has become a major part of people’s social lives. People drink when they are happy, sad, stressed, or feeling any other emotion. There is some benefit to moderate drinking, but too much can harm a person’s health. In particular, this can lead to a condition called alcohol-induced fatty disease. A study in BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease in the Spotlight at The Liver Meeting Fatty Liver Disease in the Spotlight at The Liver Meeting
Current and future treatments for fatty liver disease, particularly nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, the most prevalent liver disease in the United States, will be explored at The Liver Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Licorice root is good for the liver
In this study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Natural protein' could reverse obesity-related diabetes, fatty liver
Increasing the 'natural protein' BP3 in obese mice reduces fat mass, high blood sugar, and fatty liver fats by firing up metabolism, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Recent research suggests that even low exposure to glyphosate can contribute to liver damage
(Natural News) Back in 2015, the American Liver Foundation estimated that at least one in four Americans was living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an illness that can affect even those who drink little or no alcohol. People in their 40s and 50s are most vulnerable, especially those who carry extra weight around their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis, Pfizer join forces on potentially lucrative fatty liver disease
Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc are teaming up to develop treatments for a liver disease many drug companies believe will become a hugely lucrative market, as it is tied to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clues to the link between obesity and liver cancer-and identification of a new risk group
(Monash University) New research has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of developing deadly liver cancer. Most obese individuals who develop liver cancer first develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and then the more severe non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. This can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. However, this research reveals pathways to the development of liver cancer in obese people that are not reliant on the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Shellfish and tea? Compounds found in both protect you from a progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Sipping tea in between mouthfuls of taurine-rich shellfish sounds like a strange combination. However, Chinese researchers say this is an excellent way to protect your liver from certain diseases. Their new study shows that the combination of taurine and tea polyphenols can prevent the onset of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is the progressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver fat can be quickly and significantly reduced with a gastrointestinal hormone
(Natural News) A study published in The Lancet reported that NGM282, a non-tumorigenic variant of a hormone found in the gastrointestinal tract, was able to reduce the liver fat content in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). According to researchers, the findings demonstrated the potential of the compound to be used in treating both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news