Posts Tagged ‘fatty liver disease’

Nonalcoholic liver diseases focus of new UCSD center

Fatty liver disease affects 75-100 million Americans Dr. Rohit Loomba, left, checks on the abdomen of liver patient Ching Year in his hospital room at UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. — John Gastaldo UC San Diego has brought together a wide-ranging team of doctors and scientists to fight a mammoth health risk largely unknown to…

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Exposing 5 Common Myths About Liver Disease

When conceptions about liver disease stray far from the truth, efforts to prevent, detect and treat are hampered. Affecting those from all walks of life, an increasing number of people are learning that they have liver disease. An estimated one in ten Americans is affected, yet most of us know very little about this potentially…

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One out of 10 American children have livers like alcoholics

One out of 10 American children have livers like alcoholics By Nadine Kalinauskas Fatty liver disease is no longer just for heavy drinkers. The Wall Street Journal reports that about 10 per cent of American children — or more than 7 million of them — have fatty liver disease, a disease that used to be…

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