4 Foods To Avoid for Optimum Liver Health

Here’s a good article on foods to avoid when planning a cirrhosis diet or just trying to keep your liver healthy! “The liver is a critical organ that plays a vital role in the metabolism of food and in the digestive process. Often the liver becomes fatty, a condition known as steatosis. This may be due to chronic alcohol usage or from a poor diet high in fat and carbohydrates. It can eventually lead to cirrhosis, or permanent scarring of the liver. Toxic exposure from the environment or from chemicals consumed, and damage from...

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Favorable Outcomes with Statin us in Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Here’s some good news out of a Boston study (article is of a technical nature): “BOSTON — For patients with compensated or decompensated alcoholic cirrhosis, statins can cut the risk for death in half, according to a retrospective study. In addition, there is a substantial reduction in the risk for decompensation with statins. “I think clinicians are afraid to use statins in this population because of the potential for infection of the liver,” said Ulrich Bang, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital of Hvidovre in...

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Diet and Cirrhosis

Here’s a helpful article on cirrhosis and your diet. “Cirrhosis is a degenerative inflammatory illness that leads to hardening and scarring of the liver cells. The liver becomes unable to function properly due to the scar tissue, which prevents the normal passing of blood throughout the liver. The increasing loss of liver cells interferes with the organ’s capability to process vitamins, hormones and drugs and slows down the creation of protein and other significant materials produced in the liver. The most typical cause of...

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Liver Disease Prevention Possible with Asthma Medication

“A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma has shown promise in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, says a study. The study, conducted in mice, found that cromolyn sodium successfully blocked a series of cells that trigger liver scarring (known as fibrosis), which in advanced cases can lead to cirrhosis. The research was a direct outgrowth of previous published works involving the same drug for bile duct damage and liver cancer. “If you base it off these studies, the possibility of...

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Liver Fibrosis Limiter Discovered in Hormone

“Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A Japanese research team has identified and clarified the mechanism for a hormone that limits the fibrosis associated with NASH and cirrhosis. This discovery has potential applications for the treatment of these conditions. These findings were published on October 10 in the online version of Scientific Reports. The research group was led by Associate Professor TAKAHASHI Yutaka...

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