Dietary Considerations, Redux

Here’s some “food for thought”. “As a child you detested broccoli, and could never really get to like it ever since. Now, studies suggest that including it in your diet can reduce the risk of liver cancer. What’s more, it also prevents the development of fatty liver. Since broccoli consumption has previously been linked to reducing the risk of certain cancers, including breast, colon and prostate cancers, researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to see if there was a link between the vegetable and liver cancer...

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Oral Ammonia Test Promises Less Blood Testing for Cirrhosis Patients

This is a neat take on diagnosis- read more below! “A new breath sensor for testing ammonia could reduce the need for certain patients to take blood tests, including those with liver conditions such as cirrhosis and hepatitis. The device, known as AmBeR, was developed by Prof Tony Killard from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). It came about while he was investigating new nanotechnology sensor materials. AmBeR uses polyaniline, an electricity-conducting polymer that Killard formed into nanoparticles. He discovered that...

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Fatty Liver Disease Diet Facts and Recommendations

This is a pretty good and relatively comprehensive article on liver issues stemming from a diet high in fats- read more below: “After a season of indulgence it’s not just our waistline that could be suffering, our liver can accumulate fat too, which can wreak havoc on our health. Eating too many fatty foods and gaining weight can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD – and according to the NHS, an estimated 23-30% of Brits have it). Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the build up of fat in the liver. While...

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Sugar Makes Recovery More Difficult for the Liver

“Liver damage caused by the typical “Western diet” – one high in fat, sugar and cholesterol that’s common in developed countries such as the United States – may be difficult to reverse even if diet is generally improved, a new study shows. The research, published today in PLOS ONE by scientists from Oregon State University, found that a diet with reduced fat and cholesterol helped, but did not fully resolve liver damage that had already been done – damage that in turn can lead to more serious health...

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David Bowies’ Death Attributed to Liver Cancer

We were all saddened to hear of David Bowies’ passing last Monday, widely attributed to cancer- this article states that the cancer was in his liver, so we thought it would be prudent to include it on this website. “David Bowie died of liver cancer, says his close friend. The pop icon died Sunday after battling cancer for 18 months — and no details were officially released. But Ivo Van Hove, a Belgian theater director who worked with Bowie on the New York Theater Workshop production of “Lazarus,” told a Dutch radio...

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The Coffee Connection Revisited

This isn’t necessarily new, but always worth revisiting, especially if we can add something easily to help. “If there’s one practice common to several cultures, it is drinking tea or coffee in the morning. Decades ago, tea was the popular breakfast beverage, perhaps as a hangover of the British Raj. I recall several Irani Restaurants, which dotted the streets of Bombay (then), with people sitting on their Italian cane chairs, drinking tea and eating brun maska. Over the years, as we became more Americanised, coffee became...

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