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Obesity Can Lead to Liver Damage by Age 8: Study

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 – Obesity can lead to liver disease in kids as young as 8 years old, a new study warns. The long-term study of 635 children in Massachusetts found that a bigger waist size at age 3 increases the odds that a child will have a marker for liver damage and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by age 8. That marker is called ALT. By age 8, 23 percent of children studied had ...

Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who consumed the highest amounts of red and processed meats had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and ...

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in Men

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – Overweight and obese young men are at increased risk for serious liver disease or liver cancer later in life, and those with diabetes have an even higher risk, a new study warns. Efforts to reduce obesity, "should be implemented from an early age to reduce the future burden of severe liver disease on individuals and society," say Swedish researchers led by Hannes ...

U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 – Roll up your sleeves, America. A national advisory panel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2017 advisory for recommended shots affecting adults. This year's advisory revises guidance on seasonal flu shots by eliminating nasal flu vaccines and modifying flu-shot advice for people with egg allergy. It also tweaks recommendations for ...

Even One High-Fat Meal Can Harm Your Liver, Study Finds

Posted 24 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2017 – Eating a high-fat meal – say, a cheeseburger and fries or a pepperoni pizza – disrupts liver function, a new, small study reveals. Researchers found that the high levels of saturated fat found in such rich foods immediately alter the work of the liver, possibly setting the body up for serious disease down the line. "The effects mimic the abnormalities seen in people ...

Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says obese children are at greater risk of developing: High blood pressure and high cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and impaired fasting glucose. Asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Pain and discomfort of the joints and ...

Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

Posted 28 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 – Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds. The added sugar in sodas, fruit drinks, sweet teas and energy drinks affects the body in ways that increase risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, said review author Vasanti Malik, a nutrition research scientist at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in ...

Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done

Posted 21 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 – Weight loss can improve liver health of obese or overweight people, whether excess pounds are shed through lifestyle changes or weight-loss surgery, a pair of studies finds. Both studies involved people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive disease characterized by fat in the liver. It affects 2 percent to 5 percent of Americans, and can lead to ...

New MRI Test May Help Diagnose Liver Condition in Kids

Posted 5 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 – A new medical imaging technique can help doctors better detect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, new research suggests. Five million to 8 million children in the United States have the condition, but most cases go undiagnosed, according to the University of California, San Diego researchers. Children with the disease have large droplets of fat in at least 5 ...

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