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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 ...

Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease

Posted 16 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 16 – Advanced fibrosis – or progressive scarring of the liver – is tied to higher death rates from a type of fatty liver disease found in people who drink little or no alcohol, according to a new study. This increased mortality is primarily due to heart-related causes, not nonalcoholic fatty liver disease alone, the researchers said. The study was published in the April issue of ...

Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds

Posted 28 Nov 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 28 – A condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) does not increase the risk of death, according to a new study finding that surprised Johns Hopkins researchers. It's long been thought that NAFLD – a condition associated with obesity and heart disease – had a detrimental impact on health and longevity. But the new study concluded that NAFLD does not affect ...

Obesity Greater Risk for Fatty Liver Than Alcohol, Study Finds

Posted 2 Jun 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2 – Obesity and insulin resistance constitute a greater risk for fatty liver disease than moderate alcohol consumption, according to a new study that found drinking modest amounts of red wine posed no greater risk for developing the condition. For their study, published online May 23 in Annals of Medicine, Swedish researchers instructed 44 people to either abstain from alcohol or ...

Vitamin E, Diabetes Drug May Not Ease Obesity-Linked Liver Trouble in Kids

Posted 27 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 26 – Neither vitamin E nor the diabetes medication metformin worked any better than a placebo in treating fatty liver disease in children, according to new research. Fatty liver disease is an increasingly common, yet not well-known, disorder that can lead to very serious complications, such as cirrhosis of the liver. In the United States, as many as 20 percent of adults and 5 ...

Aerobic Exercise May Curb Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Report

Posted 13 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 13 – Aerobic exercise may slow the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese people, finds a new study. This type of workout appears to benefit these patients by increasing their metabolism and easing the oxidative damage caused by the liver disease, said the Cleveland Clinic researchers. Their study included 15 obese people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease ...

Vitamin E Helps Treat Common Liver Disease

Posted 29 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 28 – A new study has identified vitamin E as a treatment that can provide relief for many of the estimated 10 million Americans who have the most common chronic liver disease. "This clearly shows that vitamin E is effective for treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who don't have active diabetes," said study author Dr. Arun J. Sanyal, chairman of the division ...

Researchers Identify 2 Genes Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Posted 24 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 24 – Researchers have identified two gene variants that increase the risk of both the most common chronic liver disease in the United States as well as type 2 diabetes. People who carry the variants of a gene for apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3), which produces an enzyme important in fat metabolism, have a higher incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and also insulin ...

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

Posted 20 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 19 – New research links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup, the extremely popular sweetener that shows up in food products from ketchup to jelly, to liver damage in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It's not clear if the sweetener directly causes liver scarring, also known as fibrosis, but those who consumed more of the sweetener appeared to have more liver ...

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