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Medical News Today: Fish oil may not be as healthful as you think, study finds
A new study finds that lifelong intake of fish or sunflower oil may damage the liver in a way that increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Survival After HCC Treatment Among Patients With/Without NAFLD Survival After HCC Treatment Among Patients With/Without NAFLD
This study aimed to identify overall survival differences after receipt of curative treatment for NAFLD and non-NAFLD-HCC, stratified by curative treatment modality.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

BU researcher awarded NIH grant to continue research on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(Boston University School of Medicine) Michelle T. Long, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a gastroenterologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), recently was a awarded nearly $1 million dollars from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year grant will continue to fund her research on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liver disease solutions proven to be safe and effective
(Natural News) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the presence of excess fat in the liver, is approaching epidemic proportions – with experts estimating the prevalence at 20 to 30 percent worldwide. And, since NAFLD is strongly linked to being overweight, the alarming rise of liver disease is expected to continue. But, according to natural health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful food-derived antioxidant can halt, prevent fatty liver disease in mice
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As obesity continues to rise in the US, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novartis becomes latest big-name collaborator for Chapel Hill company
On the heels of collaborations with Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and Allergan (NYSE: AGN), Chapel Hill-based clinical data company Target PharmaSolutions ’ latest collaboration is with Novartis (NYSE: NVS). Novartis will collaborate with Target on its NASH study, focused on patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The study will ultimately enroll 15,000 patients.  While financial terms of the new collaboration are not being disclosed,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

SHG Reveals Subtle Differences in Adult and Pediatric NAFLD SHG Reveals Subtle Differences in Adult and Pediatric NAFLD
A novel imaging system can reveal subtle differences in pediatric and adult patterns of steatofibrosis not captured by other methods.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Significant Burden of NAFLD With Advanced Fibrosis in the US Significant Burden of NAFLD With Advanced Fibrosis in the US
This report assessed prevalence and predictors of significant and advanced hepatic fibrosis among US adults with NAFLD.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians Noninvasive Tests for NAFLD Are Unreliable in South Asians
Blood-test-based non-invasive tests for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unreliable alternatives to liver biopsy in South Asians, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty disease liver disease associated with higher cardiovascular risk
Results presented during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may have a role in cardiovascular risk.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA Approves MRI Software for Fatty Liver Disease Screening FDA Approves MRI Software for Fatty Liver Disease Screening
The diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which can rapidly progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer, could become easier with new multiparametric MRI software.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Non-invasive Tools for Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis in NAFLD Non-invasive Tools for Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis in NAFLD
Can serial use of non-invasive methods such as evaluation of imaging studies, clinical scores, and biochemical markers accurately diagnose advanced liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Clearance For Perspectum Diagnostics' LiverMultiScan(TM) Means More Patients Can Benefit From Access To State-Of-The-Art Non-Invasive Diagnostic Aid For Liver Disorders
More patients can benefit from non-invasive assessment of the liver through expanded compatibility with MRI systems LiverMultiScan™ comprehensive analysis allows the clinician to visualize heterogeneous liver tissue and assist in clinical decision-makin... Diagnostics, Radiology, FDA Perspectum Diagnostics, LiverMultiScan, NAFLD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Treatments in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease New Treatments in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
An improved understanding of the mechanisms behind NAFLD has led to new approaches to pharmacotherapy. This review presents an overview of current and investigational therapeutics.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection Trends and Outcomes of NAFLD-HCC After Liver Resection
This review examined temporal trends for prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of NAFLD-related HCC. Do these differ from HCC that developed in patients with other chronic liver diseases?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAFLD Linked to Increased Cancer Incidence Rate
NAFLD strongly tied to development of hepatocellular carcinoma, CRC in males, breast cancer in females (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Ground-breaking € 34 million project to develop better test for liver disease
(Newcastle University) A pioneering European research project aims to lead to new diagnostic tests to assess patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and identify those most at risk for developing severe inflammation and liver scarring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NAFLD Linked to Higher Incidence Rates of Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Significantly associated with HCC, colon cancer in men, and breast cancer in women (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Elsevier) Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the more common chronic liver diseases worldwide. It is associated with metabolic syndrome (i.e. insulin resistance and diabetes) and predisposes to cardiovascular disease. In a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers identified links not only between NAFLD and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which have been well established, but also to cancers outside the liver, including colorectal and breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017 A'Wake- up Call' for Burnout; More From WCOG at ACG 2017
Dr David Johnson provides his takeaways from this meeting. Part 1 reveals a'wake-up call'for gastroenterologist burnout and updates in bariatric surgery, Barrett esophagus, G-POEM, NAFLD, and more.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Living with NASH: An Unexpected Diagnosis
As our waistlines thicken and our activity levels decrease, another chronic illness threatens to disturb our comfortable lifestyles. And, because it ’s relatively unknown, diagnosis comes as a shock to patients, who usually associate liver disease with heavy consumption of alcohol.Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), where fat accumulates in the liver. It is most commonly associated with obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and/or genetic polymorphisms, and is aggravated by inflammation and fibrosis.  First identified in the 1980s, its ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mariel Metcalfe Source Type: news

Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk Probiotics and Omega-3s for Fatty Liver Cut Steatosis Risk
Preventing and treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing challenge, but Ukrainian investigators have successfully translated their promising animal findings to the clinical setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Women With NAFLD at Higher Risk of Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Risk increases for angina, heart attack, heart failure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Even "healthy people," if they eat sugar, are at risk for heart disease, new study finds
(Natural News) New research reveals that even healthy people who consume a high-sugar diet are prone to heart disease. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom examined two groups of men, 11 of whom had a fatty liver or also known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), while... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAFLD in Hispanic Youth With Dysglycemia NAFLD in Hispanic Youth With Dysglycemia
A new study examines the impacts of NAFLD on endothelial function and the risk for subclinical atherosclerosis among obese Hispanic adolescents.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

NAFLD Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women NAFLD Increases Risk for Cardiovascular Events in Women
In the general population, women tend to be at lower risk for cardiovascular events than men, but the presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease appears to change that, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Weight Loss in Italy?
One of the women I work with wanted to know about the new diet drug called Belviq. The FDA is always approving a new “miracle” weight-loss pill, only to recall it a few years later. To date, at least 34 diet drugs have been taken off the market. Diet pills cause all kinds of problems — heart attack, stroke and psychiatric disorders. And Belviq isn’t any different. Some of its side effects include suicidal thoughts, a racing heartbeat, hallucinations and more… The European Union banned Belviq. The reason? It causes cancer in animals.  And here’s the real irony… Clinical tri...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults Fatty Liver Disease Fastest-growing Reason for Transplants in Young U.S. Adults
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults
(Reuters Health) - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its more aggressive form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, have become the fastest-growing reasons for liver transplants in young Americans, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High-sugar diets raise heart disease risk in healthy people
A study finds that a high-sugar diet changes a healthy person's fat metabolism so that it resembles that of someone with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Worse than liquor for your liver
Most people think liver disease only happens to alcoholics. But the truth is that being overweight or obese actually puts you at a much higher risk for liver damage than alcohol. In fact, alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. But obesity contributes to 52% of liver disease. And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.1 That’s why about 30% of people in America have some form of chronic fatty liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD causes painful swelling and scarring of the liver.  And I blame...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do you have diabetes, liver disease? Watch out for CVD
A new study shows that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease puts people with type 2 diabetes at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Heart Benefit of Alcohol Not Seen in NAFLD Heart Benefit of Alcohol Not Seen in NAFLD
Light to moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of heart disease than teetotalers, but a new study suggests this doesn't hold true in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Epidemic Increasing Greatly
The burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing greatly, and the need for liver transplants is likely to outstrip the supply of donors, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Efficacy of Dietary and Activity Intervention in NAFLD Efficacy of Dietary and Activity Intervention in NAFLD
What lifestyle changes are most effective at reducing steatosis or markers of NAFLD activity?BMJ Open Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance
(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, SBP scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and multiple inflammatory conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs
NAFLD increases the risk of chronic liver disease, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by releasing glucose, fats and proteins into the bloodstream, according to research published inScientific Reports. The secreted substances trigger reactions in other organs, causing further damage. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Migraine Clinical Pearls / Alcohol Intake in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease / Okla. Primary Care Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: Are … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Complex condition can also damage other organs
NON-ALCOHOLIC fatty liver disease is a condition usually seen in people who are obese or overweight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TRIF-dependent Toll-like receptor signaling suppresses Scd1 transcription in hepatocytes and prevents diet-induced hepatic steatosis
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a spectrum of diseases that ranges in severity from hepatic steatosis to steatohepatitis, the latter of which is a major predisposing factor for liver cirrhosis and cancer. Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, which is critical for innate immunity, is generally believed to aggravate disease progression by inducing inflammation. Unexpectedly, we found that deficiency in TIR domain–containing adaptor-inducing interferon-β (TRIF), a cytosolic adaptor that transduces some TLR signals, worsened hepatic steatosis induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) and that such exacerbati...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chen, J., Li, J., Yiu, J. H. C., Lam, J. K. W., Wong, C.-M., Dorweiler, B., Xu, A., Woo, C. W. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Reverse fatty liver disease: Drug could CURE condition caused by obesity
NON-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition usually seen in people who are obese or overweight, however now experts think there could be a cure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Of Mice and Cheeseburgers: Experimental Drug Reverses Obesity-Related Liver Disease
A drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - August 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Of mice and cheeseburgers: Experimental drug reverses obesity-related liver disease
(University of Rochester Medical Center) An experimental drug protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The drug reversed liver inflammation, injury and scarring in animals fed a high fat, sugar and cholesterol diet. The diet was designed to replicate the Western fast food diet and recreate the features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease found in people. The research team plans further testing to move it into human trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk Factors for NAFLD in Lean and Obese Patients Risk Factors for NAFLD in Lean and Obese Patients
While NAFLD is associated with obesity, it also develops in lean persons. Do pre-disposing risk factors differ between the two--or are they more similar than previously assumed?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Mediterranean Diet As the Diet of Choice for NAFLD The Mediterranean Diet As the Diet of Choice for NAFLD
Can the Mediterranean Diet improve management of NAFLD? This review examines the epidemiological evidence and possible molecular mechanisms which might explain its beneficial effect.Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preventive Effect of Sustained Physical Activity on NAFLD Preventive Effect of Sustained Physical Activity on NAFLD
Can sustained physical activity reduce the risk of incident NAFLD in healthy adults?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can-Fite commences Phase II trial of namodenoson for NAFLD/NASH
Israeli biotechnology firm Can-Fite BioPharma is set to commence patient enrolment for a Phase II clinical trial of namodenoson to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), following the successful conc … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news