Aug 142017
"I Can't Have Fatty Liver Because..." 7 Myths Busted

Like other notorious conditions, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is frequently referred to as “silent.” That’s because as with pre-diabetes, hypertension, skin cancer/melanoma and osteoporosis, NAFLD may sneak up on you – or appear to. The truth is, though, nobody simply wakes up with NAFLD. As with many of the cases above, by the time […]

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Aug 102017
This New Drug Could Reverse NAFLD, Researchers Say

In the ongoing fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), one preparation is being noticed by researchers. The drug has partially reversed a lab-created NAFLD condition in animals and might just be the ticket to helping humans out of a similar fate, experts say. If so, it could be part of the key to reduce […]

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Jul 072017
Could it Be NASH? How to Tell, What to Do

NASH has been in the news lately, particularly prolific on searches regarding liver health. The acronym sounds ominous. But just what is NASH? Are you at risk? And if so, what should you do about it? In this article we’ll demystify a condition that’s more common than you might think…and potentially more treatable, if you […]

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Apr 132017
Birthweight Could Predict Risk of Fatty Liver in Children

We may be predisposed to NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) from birth, a new study suggests. Data collected from more than 530 children showed that either very high or very low birthweight was associated with a later diagnosis (via biopsy) of NAFLD. The average age of diagnosis was 12. The researchers did not say whether […]

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Dec 052016
Should Your Child Be Screened for Fatty Liver Disease?

Children have an uncanny ability to bounce back from a variety of conditions and to buck the odds to achieve, over and over again, a state of good health that adults envy. Nevertheless, the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has recommended an NAFLD screening for all children who fall into the […]

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Oct 142016
Study Says Coffee May Be Beneficial to the Liver

Coffee has gotten something of a bad rap in recent years. It’s accused of possibly containing too much of an addictive chemical (caffeine), creating a dependence upon stimulation to get through one’s day, and possibly being processed via less-than-organic means. There’s some truth to each of the following, depending upon the quantity, the source, processing […]

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Sep 072016
Citrus Could Be Key to NAFLD Improvement - Even Without Weight Loss

Universidad Estadual, Paulista scientists are making a potentially game-changing claim: they say rats fed an important component of citrus fruits showed decreased liver damage over time. Rats fed a comparatively high-fat diet showed, by contrast, increased liver damage. But perhaps most interestingly, neither group lost significant weight during the study, showing the potential for the active […]

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Aug 192016
News: NAFLD Worsened by Sleep Apnea in Adolescents

If your child has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and is obese, there’s one more thing to look out for, according to recent research: she may experience a worsened NAFLD condition if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is present. OSA is a condition in which breathing during sleep is labored. In some cases, breathing […]

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