‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis

‘Deranged liver blood tests’ – diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis 22 October 2018 In the first of a new gastroenterology clinic series, Dr Amine Benmassaoud and Dr Emmanuel Tsochatzis discuss a case of unusual liver bloods       Case A 54 year old lady with hypothyroidism on levothyroxine, osteopenia on calcium and vitamin D, and…

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Diet Soda Might Be Just as Bad for your Liver as Alcohol

Most soda drinks are high in sugar and calories per serving, which is just one of many reasons they really aren’t good for you. Knowing this, many people turn to diet or “lite” sodas to reduce their sugar intake and lose weight. This may not be the best choice if you’re concerned about your long-term health.  …

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Novartis, Pfizer join forces on potentially lucrative fatty liver disease

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis AG and Pfizer Inc are teaming up to develop treatments for a liver disease many drug companies believe will become a hugely lucrative market, as it is tied to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. The Swiss and U.S. drugmakers announced on Monday that they will collaborate to develop combination therapies…

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Clues to the link between obesity and liver cancer

October 25, 2018, New research from Monash University and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of developing deadly liver cancer. The research, published today in Cell, has also explained how obesity is linked to liver cancer, both of which are increasing rapidly in the…

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Preventing Alcohol-Induced Liver Disease With Nicotinamide Riboside

Alcohol-induced liver disease is a progressive disease, starting from liver steatosis, which then progresses to liver fibrosis or even cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is important to prevent liver damage caused by alcohol consumption at its starting point. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is a form of vitamin B3, which is a precursor of NAD our body…

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