Liver disease

What causes liver pain after drinking?

If you are one of the many Americans who enjoy having a drink or two, experiencing liver pain after drinking may alarm you. Your liver is a vital organ responsible for breaking down the nutrients you consume and turning them into energy, as well as detoxifying your body, but when it becomes damaged, you often here to read more

High-calorie diet, not sugar intake, promotes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

High-calorie diet, not sugar intake, promotes the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to research findings. The researchers conducted a double-blind study of healthy but centrally overweight men to compare the effects of two types of sugar – glucose and fructose – in two conditions: weight maintaining and weight gaining. In the weight-maintaining here to read more

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day: IBD, migraine, gluten sensitivity, gluten-free diet, liver disease

September 13, 2016 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. As it’s approaching next week, we present our top stories discussing various aspects of celiac disease, including inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, gluten sensitivity, gluten-free diet, and liver disease. September 13 was chosen as celiac awareness day because that is the birthday of Samuel Gee who was here to read more

Type 2 diabetes increases risk of NAFLD, liver disease, fivefold: Study

Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) five-fold, according to research. Researchers from the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh examined liver disease cases in diabetes patients in Scotland over the span of 10 years. The researchers found that in type 2 diabetics, liver disease rates are high but not because here to read more

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease risk increases in non-obese patients with a large waist circumference

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – or NAFLD – is the accumulation of fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. These types of fat, called triglycerides, are naturally stored in your body and are created from food calories that your body doesn’t need straightaway. It’s normal for your liver to contain some fat, here to read more

Simple trick for a healthier liver

We all know that alcohol is our liver’s number one nemesis, and if you’re up there in age, you may think there is nothing you can do to combat all those years of treating your liver poorly with booze. Alcohol has been linked to many liver conditions, such as alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, here to read more

Hepatitis A threat from New Zealand frozen berries

Frozen berries that come from New Zealand – all brands and varieties – pose a risk of spreading hepatitis A. Four people have fallen ill after consuming either frozen strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or boysenberries, which are now all being investigated by the Ministry of Primary Industries. Currently there is no recall for berries from New here to read more

Hepatitis C treatment successful with combination therapy in those with advanced liver disease

A new study has found that a combination therapy of antiviral medications can be successful in treating hepatitis C in patients with advanced liver disease. Co-principal investigator Michael Curry, M.D., said, “More than half of the patients in the study had failed a prior course of treatment for hepatitis C infection. Our trial showed that here to read more