Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Is THIS why skinny people get Type 2 Diabetes?

Scientists believe they may have discovered a new trigger for type 2 diabetes, which could help explain why apparently healthy, slim people develop the condition — and emphasises yet again the importance of losing fat around the middle. Traditionally, type 2 diabetes has been seen as a disease caused by an imbalance in levels of…

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Experts Agree – Sugar is a Health Destroyer

New Liver Disease Forum – Join Now! We now have a forum on this domain which is completely unassociated with Facebook. Join up for help, advice and support! Ask questions – get answers! Join Now! Sugar In the U.S., there is a love affair with sugar. Even for those of us who don’t consume soft…

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Can Diabetes Cause Cirrhosis?

Can Diabetes Cause Complications to the Liver and Kidneys written by: DulceCorazon • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 8/23/2010 Can diabetes cause liver and kidney issues? Uncontrolled diabetes is known to cause diabetic nephropathy. But liver disease? Find out. Overview Can diabetes cause liver and kidney issues? This is a common question among diabetics.…

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Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity

Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity By ANAHAD O’CONNOR     June 13, 2014 10:07 pm     Yubelkis Matias, 19, a student at Bronx Community College, lives with fatty liver disease. Nancy Borowick/The New York TimesYubelkis Matias, 19, a student at Bronx Community College, lives with fatty liver disease. Despite major gains in fighting…

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Diabetes and Liver Disease Are Entangled

Diabetes and Liver Disease Are Entangled November 5th, 2013 November is National Diabetes Month. Learn how closely liver disease and diabetes are connected. Liver Disease and Diabetes Are Entangled By Nicole Cutler L.Ac. Mass education campaigns have helped increase our awareness of the connection between poor lifestyle habits and Type II Diabetes, but few realize…

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What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis?

What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis? Put simply – ‘unknown’. Cryptogenic cirrhosis (cirrhosis due to unidentified causes) is a common reason for liver transplantation. It is termed cryptogenic cirrhosis because for many years doctors have been unable to explain why a proportion of patients developed cirrhosis. Doctors now believe that cryptogenic cirrhosis is due to NASH (nonalcoholic…

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Case Study: Diabetes in a Patient With Cirrhosis

Diabetes in a Patient With Cirrhosis J.T. is a 72-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C and Child-Pugh grade A (clinically well-compensated) cirrhosis. He takes propranolol for esophageal variceal bleeding prophylaxis. He had a blood transfusion 25 years ago. Hepatitis C was diagnosed 10 years ago, and cirrhosis was diagnosed by liver biopsy 2 years ago.…

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Commonly used diabetes drug may help to prevent primary liver cancer

Diabetes drug may help to prevent primary liver cancer Researchers find metformin inhibits fatty acid synthesis, ability of cancer cells to reproduce Baltimore, MD – March 31, 2012. Metformin, a drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum…

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