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Liver Disease Risks – NAFLD

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease WHILE much is known about the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver, and indeed the body as a whole, perhaps less is known about the condition referred to as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Previously thought to be entirely harmless, NAFLD is estimated to affect up to one in five…

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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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Novartis, Pfizer join forces on potentially lucrative fatty liver disease

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc are teaming up to develop treatments for a liver disease many drug companies believe will become a hugely lucrative market, as it is tied to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. The Swiss and U.S. drugmakers announced on Monday that they will collaborate to develop combination therapies…

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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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Dark chocolate may help counteract oxidative stress in fatty liver disease

Dark chocolate may help counteract oxidative stress in fatty liver disease, study finds Camille Bienvenu Mon, 05 Sep 2016 NASH is a subset condition of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), characterised by excess fat building up in the liver. NAFLD is thought to occur in at least half of patients with type 2 diabetes. In…

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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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The one thing putting your liver at risk (HINT: It’s not alcohol)

The one thing putting your liver at risk (HINT: It’s not alcohol) By: Bel Marra Health | Liver | Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 09:30 AM Many of us still believe that alcohol, and alcohol alone, is the real threat to our livers. However, alcoholic fatty liver disease is slowly declining and giving way to…

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Hispanics at highest risk as fatty liver disease skyrockets

Hispanics at highest risk as fatty liver disease skyrockets Fatty liver disease is becoming the number one reason for liver transplants in the U. S. Liver disease numbers are skyrocketing in the United States despite amazing gains in the ability to treat hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, and Hispanics are among those in…

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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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Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity

Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity World | Anahad O’connor, The New York Times | Updated: June 14, 2014 08:15 IST Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity Dr Joel Lavine, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on May 22. Lavine studies fatty liver disease, a rapidly growing…

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