Posts Tagged ‘fatty liver’

Fatty liver disease ‘epidemic’ in young people

Experts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fairly common among older adults, detectable in about a quarter of the population. But a study has found that substantial numbers of 24-year-olds are also affected, putting them at…

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Fatty Liver, A Big, Fatty Opportunity for Big Pharma

A Big, Fatty Opportunity for Big Pharma The next multibillion-dollar therapeutic area for drug companies may be fatty liver disease, but there are a few practical hurdles to overcome first.  The next big opportunity for pharmaceutical companies is in a disease many people don’t know about. Investors and industry observers should expect to hear…

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Liver disease could be picked up much sooner by nurse-led tests

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-DEC-2018 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms. Chronic liver disease is an escalating problem both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. In the…

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What is Fatty Liver?

Fatty Liver (Hepatic Steatosis) Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. It’s normal to have small amounts of fat in your liver, but too much can become a health problem. The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It’s responsible for a wide…

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A High Carbohydrate Diet for Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

A High Carbohydrate Diet Is The Most Effective Treatment For Fatty Liver Which Causes Type 2 Diabetes By Nancy Mure PhD 2017-02-10 11:03 Yale study slaps down misinformation on the cause of Type 2 Diabetes. Hint: it’s your liver and high carbohydrates are are the cure. You’re middle aged and that spare tire has grown…

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease risk can be lowered with exercise: Study

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) risk can be lowered with exercise. NAFLD is becoming the most common form of liver disease in the Western world as rates of obesity continue to rise. NAFLD has long been associated with diabetes and obesity and there are currently no approved treatment methods for this disease. For this reason,…

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Exercise beneficial in decreasing fatty liver development

Exercise beneficial in decreasing fatty liver development Varying levels of physical activity decreased the risk for developing new fatty liver and assisted in resolution of existing fatty liver within 5 years of follow up. “In short duration studies, lifestyle changes that have focused on diet and exercise modification have shown promise in decreasing liver fat…

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Emricasan Hoping to Be First Fatty Liver Drug Nicole Cutler Apr 15th, 2015 An experimental drug for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has received high marks in a mid-stage trial. An estimated one quarter of American adults has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a growing health problem that can be hazardous if not addressed. Currently, lifestyle…

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Exposing 5 Common Myths About Liver Disease

When conceptions about liver disease stray far from the truth, efforts to prevent, detect and treat are hampered. Affecting those from all walks of life, an increasing number of people are learning that they have liver disease. An estimated one in ten Americans is affected, yet most of us know very little about this potentially…

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