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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Jul 292016
 
What You Should Ask Your Doctor About NAFLD

If you have been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), you probably have questions. Unfortunately, NAFLD is not a very commonly talked-about physical issue; most people you meet won’t know what it is, much less what questions to ask. Where do you begin with this diagnosis that may be entirely new to you? If you’re […]

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Jul 202016
 
Children and Fatty Liver: Is Your Child at Risk?

We’ve all heard the reports of the rise in childhood obesity in a number of first-world nations, including the U.S. Now there’s another cause for concern when it comes to the kiddies: some 40% of obese children may have fatty liver disease, according to reports. And there’s a yet more ominous side to this coin: […]

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Aug 292013
 
What Are the Signs of Liver Damage?

Liver damage is widespread among people all over the world today and knowing its symptoms, along with early warning signs, can make a huge difference to your health and wellness. The liver is the largest organ inside your body, but it does not feel pain. Consequently, many people have developed fairly advanced liver damage without […]

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