Tag: Liver Disease

Blood Tests Can Predict Risk Of Severe Liver Disease

London: Researchers have found that repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in human blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease. According to a study published in the Journal of Hepatology, the risk of liver cirrhosis increases if the levels of this biomarker rise between two testing occasions. Fat accumulation […]

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease

New York: A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin. The study on mice showed that the drug sivelestat may lower portal hypertension — associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver […]

Soon treatment for obesity, fatty liver disease

Jerusalem: Israeli researchers have discovered 27 new molecules, which may lead to a potential treatment for fatty liver disease, obesity and to heal wounds. The findings, led by Professor Amiram Goldblum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, were made possible by a new algorithm, which chose the 27 molecules with the strongest therapeutic potential from […]

Fatty diet linked to life-threatening liver disease

New York: High fat and high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a study says. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the accumulation of liver fat in people who drink little or no alcohol. NASH can eventually progress […]

Green leafy vegetables may prevent fatty liver disease

London: Eating green leafy vegetables in larger portion daily may reduce the risk of developing fatty liver disease, suggests researchers in a mice study. Fatty liver or liver steatosis is a common liver disease and the most important causes are overweight and high alcohol consumption. Green leafy vegetables contain inorganic nitrate that can help prevent […]

Know natural ways to fight non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New Delhi: According to the WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of deaths in India. Gone are the days when liver disease was only associated with the consumption of alcohol. With the increased prevalence of obesity and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, which leads to hepatitis and eventually cirrhosis, is […]

Researchers discover 'switch' which can turn off inflammation

Sydney: Researchers have uncovered how an inflammation process automatically switches off in healthy cells, and are now investigating ways to stop it when it goes awry. The discovery, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, could be the key to stopping damage caused by uncontrolled inflammation in a range of common diseases including liver disease, […]