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Liver Fibrosis Risk Equal Parts Genes and Environment

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  • October 23, 2015
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Genes contribute to at least half of the risk of developing not only hepatic steatosis but also hepatic fibrosis, results from a twin study suggest. Identification of new genetic targets that contribute to fibrosis could open the door to new therapeutic approaches for this serious liver disease. “I had anticipated that the heritability of hepatic…

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Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

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  • August 10, 2015
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This is a great article written by Alan Mozes about how alcohol tolerance is significantly lowered in patients that have gastric bypass surgery. The reason this happens is because alcohol gets bypassed just like food and doesn’t have time to lose it’s alcohol content. By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter People who have the most popular…

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Statins Show Benefit in Hepatitis C Compensated Cirrhosis

VIENNA — Statin use is associated with a 40% reduction in the rate of hepatic decompensation and death in patients with hepatitis C compensated cirrhosis, according to a retrospective analysis. Statin use is generally avoided in people with liver disease because of the possibility of hepatotoxicity, said Arpan Mohanty, MBBS, from the VA Connecticut Healthcare…

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Choline Deficiency May Lead To Fatty Liver

Gastrocure West Orange, NJ By Lauretta Ihonor 20 April 2011 Gastroenterology 2011; 140: 976-986 MedWire News: Dietary choline deficiency can trigger changes in an individual’s gastrointestinal microbial community, which in turn may encourage the development of fatty liver, US study results indicate. “Even though we cannot yet assign cause and effect, our results suggest that…