Tag: Cirrhosis

Soap and toothpaste ingredient may be linked to liver tumors and fibrosis

Soap and toothpaste ingredient may be linked to liver tumors and fibrosis Cleaning yourself to death? -Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice -Study suggests triclosan may do its damage by interfering with the constitutive androstane receptor, a protein responsible for detoxifying (clearing away) foreign chemicals in…

Transmission of hepatitis C virus following antiviral treatment

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 8-Jul-2014 Millions of people throughout the world are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Left untreated, infection results in serious complications such as cirrhosis of the liver and cancer. Many HCV-infected patients respond well to anti-viral therapy and remain virus free. However, trace amounts of HCV RNA are sporadically detected in patients…

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease

Bethesda, MD (June 6, 2014) — Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Hepatic encephalopathy is a deterioration of brain function that is a serious complication of liver…

Overweight more harmful to the liver than alcohol in middle-aged men

Public release date: 7-Jun-2011 Overweight carries a greatly increased risk of cirrhosis of the liver in men, reveals a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. “Given the increasing problem of overweight in Sweden, there is reason to fear that more people will develop cirrhosis of the liver,” says Jerzy Kaczynski, docent at the Sahlgrenska Academy…

Coffee consumption reduces mortality risk from liver cirrhosis

Drinking tea, fruit juice or soft drinks not found to affect risk of cirrhosis death New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Findings in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of…

Most ignored medical breakthroughs – prior to 2013

Editor’s Note (Ralph Turchiano) – Outdated from 2013, will do another one upon request.    This is part 1 of the most ignored medical breakthroughs since I started accumulating research. There is far more research that never made any of the major media outlets. Healthcare does not need to be scary nor expensive if science…

Sunshine hormone, vitamin D, may offer hope for treating liver fibrosis

Contact: Andy Hoang AHoang@salk.edu 619-861-5811 Salk Institute Salk findings suggest vitamin D therapy could be a powerful weapon in the fight against liver fibrosis LA JOLLA, CA—-Liver fibrosis results from an excessive accumulation of tough, fibrous scar tissue and occurs in most types of chronic liver diseases. In industrialized countries, the main causes of liver…

Probiotics found to reduce hepatic encephalopathy

Contact: Dimple Natali easlpressoffice@cohnwolfe.com 44-790-013-8904 European Association for the Study of the Liver Amsterdam, The Netherlands,Thursday 25 April 2013: Probiotics could emerge as a treatment plan to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE) therapy after a new study  announced at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 found they significantly reduced development of the notoriously difficult-to-treat disease. The study…

Study shows potential benefit of dark chocolate for liver disease patients

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Isabelle Scali media.easl2010@cohnwolfe.com 44-771-743-5103 European Association for the Study of the Liver Vienna, Austria, Thursday 15 April: Doctors could soon be prescribing a dose of dark chocolate to help patients suffering from liver cirrhosis and from dangerously high blood pressure in their abdomen, according to new research presented today…

Indian spice may delay liver damage and cirrhosis

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-207-383-6529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Curcumin improves sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 -/- mice by inhibition of cholangiocyte inflammatory response and portal myofibroblast proliferation Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental…

Caffeine from Coffee consumption associated with less severe liver fibrosis

Contact: Dawn Peters medicalnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell Study finds caffeine in sources other than coffee does not have similar effect Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) determined that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who consumed more than 308 mg of caffeine daily had milder liver fibrosis. The…

Melatonin may be served as a potential anti-fibrotic drug

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lai-Fu Li wjg@wjgnet.com 86-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology In China, the incidence of liver cirrhosis is still high. Liver cirrhosis results from fibrosis. If treated properly at fibrosis stage, cirrhosis can be prevented. However, no effective antifibrosis drugs are available at present. Several lines of evidences suggest that oxidative…

PRESS CONFERENCE on the threat of CSIRO’s GM Wheat

Expert scientists warn that genetically modified wheat may cause Glycogen Storage Disease IV, resulting in an enlarged liver, cirrhosis of the liver, and failure to thrive. Children born with this disease usually die at about the age of 5. Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to grow GM wheat…

Researchers show that Liver Fibrosis can be stopped, cured and reversed

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Modified protein developed by UC-San Diego researchers may lead to first cure for cirrhosis of the liver University of California, San Diego researchers have proven in animal studies that fibrosis in the liver can be not only stopped, but reversed.  Their discovery, to be…

Interferon does not slow or stop hepatitis C from worsening, study finds

    Interferon does not slow or halt the progression of chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease in patients who haven’t responded to previous attempts to eradicate the disease, a national study in which the Saint Louis University School of Medicine participated has found.   Patients in the trial who were treated with interferon…

Indian spice may delay liver damage and cirrhosis

Public release date: 23-Mar-2010  – curcumin diet significantly reduced bile duct blockage and curbed liver cell (hepatocyte) damage and scarring (fibrosis) by interfering with several chemical signalling pathways involved in the inflammatory process.     Curcumin improves sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 -/- mice by inhibition of cholangiocyte inflammatory response and portal myofibroblast proliferation Curcumin, one…

Caffeine consumption associated with less severe liver fibrosis

Public release date: 5-Jan-2010 – The daily amount of caffeine intake found to be beneficial is equivalent to 2.25 cups of regular coffee – Caffeinated coffee had the most pronounced effect on reduced liver fibrosis Study finds caffeine in sources other than coffee does not have similar effect Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes…

Antifibrotic effects of green tea

Public release date: 18-Nov-2009 – These results imply that GT reduced the proliferation of activated HSC and down regulated the collagen content and expression of collagen type 1, thereby ameliorating hepatic fibrosis Several studies have shown that lipid peroxidation stimulates collagen production in fibroblasts and hepatic stellate cells (HSC), and plays an important role in…