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Category Archives: Liver

Rise in Drinking Alcohol Affects Liver: Study

Chronic heavy drinking can cause serious damage to the liver. This is because alcohol is a toxin that can harm the liver cells. Over time, this can lead to inflammation and scarring of the liver, interfering with its function. In severe cases, excessive drinking can even lead to liver failure. Like anything else, too much ...click here to read more

One In Four Adults Has A Liver Condition That Is A Risk Factor For Heart Disease

New research has found that approximately one in four adults worldwide has a liver disorder that could put them at a higher risk for heart disease. The condition, called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), occurs when elevated amounts of fat are deposited in the liver, resulting in inflammation and scarring. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is ...click here to read more

Study Looking at Period Length and Regularity Shows Link to Liver Health

Recent research suggests that women who experience prolonged or irregular periods may have an increased risk for liver disease. The study found that women with irregular or long periods were more likely to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, than those with shorter or more consistent menstrual cycles. NAFLD is a chronic condition caused ...click here to read more

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The Pandemic Has Damaged Livers

Data suggests that people were drinking early in the pandemic. And that they were drinking a lot. There is plenty of data to show how much. Earlier reports suggested that U.S. alcohol sales rose 54 percent in the pandemic’s first week alone. But what does that look like from a health perspective? Of course, there ...click here to read more

Will A “Dry” January Do Your Liver Any Good?

Although many have been doing it for years, there is a recent surge in the popularity of abandoning alcohol to begin the year. But is “dry” January really doing any good? The short-term New Year’s resolution may actually offer some health benefits, particularly to heavy drinkers. Those who drink moderately, however, are unlikely to experience ...click here to read more

Role of Exercise to Protect against Fatty Liver Associated Diseases

Exercise can play a great role in preventing the development of fatty liver disease. A new study from the German Center for diabetes research (DZD) has shown which molecular adaptations of the liver mitochondria are observed during exercise. Some mice were fed a high-energy diet for this study, while others received regular treadmill training. After ...click here to read more

Cases of Deadly Liver Disease Are on the Rise

Most people associate liver disease with alcoholism or hepatitis. In the past, that may have applied. These days, however, obesity is the primary driver of liver disease. And it’s killing people. Advanced fatty liver disease, which is brought on by excessive fat levels in the liver, can boost a person’s risk of dying by seven ...click here to read more

Alcohol Alternatives for Liver Health

People in many parts of North America are looking for ways to stay warm as the temperatures drop. Some will use alcohol to help them reach their goal. The occasional drink isn’t likely to cause any long-term health damage. Sticking to one or two per day, depending on your size and weight, is likely safe. ...click here to read more

Make These Changes to Your Diet to Live Healthier

Simple changes to a daily diet could make a big difference in overall health. A new study published in the journal Nature Food suggests that certain foods can create net beneficial or detrimental health burdens, which could ultimately lead to time taken off of life. The study evaluated more than 5,800 foods, ranking them by ...click here to read more