Prevalence of NAFLD, MAFLD and Advanced Fibrosis in the U.S. Prevalence of NAFLD, MAFLD and Advanced Fibrosis in the U.S.
Has the recent change in terminology from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease affected the prevalence of the condition in the US population?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drinking coffee may cut risk of chronic liver disease, study suggests
UK analysis shows people who drank coffee had 49% reduced risk of dying from the conditionFrom espresso to instant, coffee is part of the daily routine for millions. Now research suggests the brew could be linked to a lower chance of developing or dying from chronic liver disease.Chronic liver disease is a major health problem around the world.According to the British Liver Trust, liver disease is the third leading cause of premature death in the UK, with deaths having risen 400% since 1970.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coffee Health Science Society UK news Source Type: news

The Role of Nutrition in Alcohol-associated Liver Disease The Role of Nutrition in Alcohol-associated Liver Disease
Malnutrition is common in alcohol-associated liver disease, but nutritional support is often under-utilized. Review recommendations for nutritional assessment and supplementation in this paper.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children of obese mums at higher risk of fatty liver disease – study
Researchers say influences in the womb may play a role in increasing the risk of developing the conditionChildren of obese mothers have a greater risk of developing fatty liver disease in their 20s, according to researchers who say policymakers need to do more to tackle the promotion of poor-quality food and drink.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can becaused by obesity. If it progresses it can lead to serious health problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, while high levels of fat in the liver are also associated with a greater risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Obesity Health Science Society Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Eight sensations indicating your organ is severely damaged
FATTY liver disease can progress to cirrhosis - scarring of the organ. This is where healthy tissue is replaced by scar tissue, preventing the liver from functioning well. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Four ‘distinctive’ warning signs of a damaged organ
FATTY liver disease could be fatal if you choose to ignore the warning signs. Consuming too much alcohol over many years could contribute to a build-up of fats in the organ, which may become inflamed and scar tissue might form. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A simple blood test to identify patients at risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Osaka University) Researchers from Osaka University, along with international collaborators in Europe, have identified Thrombospondin-2 as a serum biomarker that confirms and stratifies the progressive complications of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This research may form the basis of a new noninvasive approach that can provide an early warning system for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and advanced fibrosis and may predict progression to cirrhosis, liver failure and even cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cambridge RNA startup raises $45M to break into CNS, liver disease
Five-year-old Cambridge startup Camp4 Therapeutics has quietly spent the last few years developing new, early-stage treatments centered around RNA. Now it's got a fresh round of $45M in venture capital to take its lead compounds into the clinic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Early warning risks could include unusual bleeding - like nosebleeds
FATTY liver disease: For cirrhosis to develop, long-term, continuous damage to the liver needs to occur. This continuous damage can lead to a variety of major health conditions which could be fatal. An early sign of the disease includes epistaxis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Four signs on the hand can indicate your organ is damaged
FATTY liver disease is largely preventable through lifestyle changes. However, symptoms of the condition don't tend to appear until the liver becomes scarred. How would you know if your organ is damaged? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver
Examining the interplay between risk factors, researchers find among varying levels of alcohol consumption that having obesity is linked to a higher incidence of liver disease and related death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Dandruff could indicate your liver is failing increasing your risk
FATTY liver disease develops when your body produces too much fat or doesn't metabolise fat efficiently enough. When this occurs, white scaly plaques on the scalp could be early signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Tsunamic Model of LGBTQ+ Deaths of Despair: a systemic review to identify risk factors for deaths of despair among LGBTQ+ people - Terrell KR, Zeglin RJ, Palmer RE, Niemela DRM, Quinn N.
This study review... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

New potential therapy for fatty liver disease
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In a subset of patients with partial lipodystrophy and/or NASH, the hormone leptin can be leveraged as a therapeutic agent to move fat out of the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The texture of your poo can indicate if your organ is damage
A FATTY liver, when inflamed, can lead to vague symptoms such as tiredness and discomfort in the upper abdomen. However, if the condition continues to progress to cirrhosis , the texture of your poo can be revealing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic-associated Fatty Liver Disease in Celiac Disease Metabolic-associated Fatty Liver Disease in Celiac Disease
A new concept, metabolic-associated fatty liver disease, has been proposed as an alternative to NAFLD to better describe the metabolic alterations in celiac disease.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

e-ECE: Testosterone Therapy Mitigates NAFLD in Obese Men With FH, T2D
THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 -- Testosterone therapy can improve non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese men with functional hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented May 25 at the 23rd European Congress of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do Anti-ApoA-1 Antibodies Link Fatty Liver Disease and CVD? Do Anti-ApoA-1 Antibodies Link Fatty Liver Disease and CVD?
Anti-ApoA-1 antibodies appear to be common in patients with NAFLD and may drive both fat deposits and pro-inflammatory effects in liver cells, although it remains to be seen whether they can be targeted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Digestive Disease Week, May 21-23
The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract was... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The 'irregular' warning sign when having a poo
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease is a chronic complication whereby excess fat builds up in the liver. Although most patients are asymptomatic, a change in one's bowel habits can signal the deadly condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) by Intercept Pharmaceuticals: Drug Safety Communication - Due to Risk of Serious Liver Injury, FDA Restricts Use of Ocaliva in Primary Biliary Cholangitis Patients with Advanced Cirrhosis
FDA is restricting the use of the liver disease medicine Ocaliva (obeticholic acid) in patients having primary biliary cholangitis with advanced cirrhosis of the liver because some patients with cirrhosis who took Ocaliva, especially those with evidence of advanced cirrhosis, developed liver failure (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 26, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

CT, ultrasound provide chance for fatty liver disease screening
Abdominal CT and ultrasound can be useful tools for opportunistic screenin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT spots patients with high-risk liver disease Perspectum nabs FDA funding for liver imaging biomarker Ultrasound useful for evaluating liver steatosis Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease Elastography helps diagnose pediatric liver fibrosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Where you swell up on your body can indicate the deadly condition
FATTY liver disease refers to conditions characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver. Swelling in two areas of the body may signal non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - one of the main types of fatty liver disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologists Should Be More Involved in Treating NAFLD/NASH Cardiologists Should Be More Involved in Treating NAFLD/NASH
Drs Seth Baum and Jay Shubrook on why the vast-reach impacts of fatty liver disease require an'all-hands-on-deck'approach.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results of First Head-to-Head Study of Biologic Therapies in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn ’s Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced efficacy and safety data for STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC),1-4including data from the SEAVUE study, the first head-to-head study of biologic therapies in patients with CD, presented in a Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary session.1 SEAVUE data showed treatment with STELARA demonstrated high rates of clinical remission, corticosteroid-free remission, clinical response and endoscopic response through one year in biologic-naïve p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

MAFLD As a Part of the Global Hepatitis C Elimination Effort MAFLD As a Part of the Global Hepatitis C Elimination Effort
Increasing evidence suggests that metabolic-associated fatty liver disease and chronic hepatitis C frequently coexist, especially in in HCV patients with SVR. What are the implications?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The colour of your poo can be a serious warning sign
FATTY liver disease can develop when the liver is damaged by drinking too much alcohol over an extended period of time, usually over many years. It may surprise you but six glasses of wine or pints of beer weekly is dangerous. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US enacts 'Real Water' recall amid reports of death, illness
Federal authorities have ordered a complete recall of a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand called Real Water amid investigations of at least one death and multiple cases of liver disease in people who reported drinking it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Immune cells promote proinflammatory fatty liver disease
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) A particular type of dendritic cell is responsible for the tissue damage that occurs in non-alcoholic steatohepatits (NASH) in mice and humans. The dendritic cells cause aggressive, proinflammatory behavior in T cells, as now discovered by researchers from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in collaboration with colleagues from Israeli research institutes. Blocking these dendritic cells alleviates symptoms in mice. This type of approach might also prevent the development of serious liver damage in NASH patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Two unusual colours on the body that could signal liver problems
FATTY liver disease is a serious condition relating to a person's lifestyle. There are early signs your liver is failing including these changes in colour on your body to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DDW: Alcohol-Related GI, Liver Diseases Up During Pandemic
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- The number of inpatient consults for alcohol-related gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases has surged since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study presented at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GI and Liver Diseases Linked to Alcohol Spiked During Pandemic GI and Liver Diseases Linked to Alcohol Spiked During Pandemic
Researchers compared the rates of liver and GI diseases related to drinking alcohol during and before the COVID-19 pandemic, with surprising results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: High levels of inflammation cause abdominal symptoms – what to spot
FATTY liver disease: Too much fat in the liver can cause liver inflammation, which can damage the liver and create scarring. High levels of inflammation can affect the abdomen in a number of ways giving clear signs that something is not right. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Gynecomastia may occur due to hormonal imbalance - what is it?
FATTY liver disease can often by symptomless causing many people to be nonchalant to just how dangerous the condition can be. If noticing enlarged breasts, it could indicate a hormonal imbalance caused by fatty liver disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Fingernail shape can be a serious warning sign
FATTY liver disease can slowly prohibit the organ from functioning well. You may not realise it at first, but as scarring becomes more extensive, another internal organ, the spleen, might be affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic sees increased consults for alcohol-related GI and liver diseases
(Digestive Disease Week) Inpatient consults for alcohol-related gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases have surged since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and remained elevated, according to research selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2021. The proportion of patients that required inpatient endoscopic interventions for their alcohol-related GI and liver diseases has also increased, highlighting an apparent worsening trend in the severity of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Echosens launches upgrade
French ultrasound technology developer Echosens announced it has launched SmartExam...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Echosens names Jo Massoels as chief marketing officer Echosens launches liver disease solution in U.S. Echosens technology used for liver fibrosis study Echosens taps new president for North America Echosens brings FibroScan to Henry Ford (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Four serious warning signs that indicate your liver is 'hardening'
FATTY liver disease is commonly referred to as the "silent disease" due to its absence of symptoms. However, if the condition progresses to long-term scarring of the liver, four sinister signs may emerge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Drug - Induced Liver Injury ID ’ d in Hospitalized Patients
Risk for DILI up for patients with hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, preexisting liver disease, surgical history (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Drug-Induced Liver Injury ID'd in Hospitalized Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has an incidence of 0.32 percent among hospitalized patients, and risk factors include hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, preexisting liver disease, and surgical history, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liver Stiffness and Risk of CVD in Patients With NAFLD Liver Stiffness and Risk of CVD in Patients With NAFLD
This study investigated the association of liver stiffness as determined by MRE with CVD phenotype based on coronary artery calcification in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: The six symptoms indicating the potential deadly disease is worsening
FATTY liver disease: Having high levels of fat in the liver is also associated with an increased risk of serious health problems. It is possible you may have fatty liver disease without even knowing it as the condition can often be symptomless. Experiencing any of these six signs, however, could be an indication the disease is getting worse, and changes need to take place immediately. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Three perceptible warning signs your ‘liver is failing’
A BUILD-UP of fat in the liver that's not linked to alcohol consumption is formally known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease . If left untreated, this fatty build-up can inflict life-threatening damage. There are three perceptible signs your "liver is failing", warns the British Liver Trust . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: The warning sign in your tummy that your ‘liver is failing’
A BUILD-UP of fat in the liver that's not linked to alcohol consumption is formally known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease . If left untreated, this fatty build-up can inflict life-threatening damage. A telltale sign in your tummy may signal your "liver is failing", warns the British Liver Trust BLT). (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: The texture of your faeces could signal organ damage
FATTY liver disease progresses through four stages: steatosis, steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Most people are unlikely to experience symptoms until the liver is struggling to function. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Have you noticed thinning hair? Signs of an advanced liver problem
FATTY liver disease is the third biggest cause of premature death in the UK overall with 40 people losing their lives to the disease daily. Noticing thinning hair or hair loss could indicate your liver problems have advanced. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMD researchers study metabolism and liver function in embryonic chickens and hatchlings
(University of Maryland) University of Maryland is improving poultry production and welfare. During their first week, chickens undergo a metabolic switch from the fat-rich diet embryos grow in to a high carbohydrate diet. This is a natural transition in chicks, whereas a high fat diet in humans leads to metabolic consequences such as fatty liver disease and diabetes. Researchers hope to gain insights into how the liver works to help prevent metabolic disease in animals and humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: ‘Shaky writing’ may be a sign of toxins in the brain
FAT IN the liver can continue to accumulate unbeknown to you. However, in its advanced stages, fatty liver disease might begin to produce symptoms. Shaky writing could be a clue. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?
(Natural News) Plantago asiatica, also known as Chinese plantain, is a useful plant that belongs to the plantain or fleawort (Plantaginaceae) family. It is native to East Asia, where it’s widely used as a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as digestive problems, urinary system inflammation and liver disease. In Japan, the leaves of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Do your gums and teeth look like this? Signs of risk found in the mou
FATTY liver disease is a general term for conditions characterised by a build-up of fat in the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the main types of fatty liver disease. The colour of your urine may indicate NAFLD. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news