Tag: Liver

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is commonly found in Indonesia, and has been used to treat asthma, rheumatic pain, toothaches and infections. In the laboratory, researchers have shown that nutmeg can fight hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycemia, heart tissue damage and…

Unexpected drug can almost totally regenerate the Liver

Unexpected drug can almost totally regenerate the Liver – The novel inhibitor limited the deposition of complement proteins and promoted the division of new liver cells. Even after removal of as much as 90% of the liver, treatment increased survival from 0% in untreated animals to an impressive 70%. * Marshall, K.M., et al. 2014.…

Unexpected drug can almost totally regenerate the Liver

” Even after removal of as much as 90% of the liver, treatment increased survival from 0% in untreated animals to an impressive 70%.” Tackling liver injury A new drug spurs liver regeneration after surgery, according to a paper published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Liver cancer often results in a loss of blood…

Coffee consumption reduces fibrosis risk in those with fatty liver disease

10 Feb 2012 Increased coffee intake significantly decreases risk in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients Caffeine consumption has long been associated with decreased risk of liver disease and reduced fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. Now, newly published research confirms that coffee caffeine consumption reduces the risk of advanced fibrosis in those with nonalcoholic fatty 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…

Blueberry ameliorates hepatic fibrosis

Public release date: 17-Jun-2010 Conventional drugs used in the treatment of liver diseases inevitably have side effects. An increasing number of natural substances have been studied to explore if they have protective effects on the liver. Blueberries have unique effects on human retinal, brain and tumor cells, but reports about the effects of blueberries on…

Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA

–  In this research, it was the mothers who were exposed before conception. The offspring, therefore, were exposed as developing fetuses and pups, not as adults. – One year ago, Dolinoy’s lab found BPA in human fetal liver tissue, demonstrating that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during pregnancy  

Cardio could hold key to cancer cure

Contact: Dimple Natali easlpressoffice@cohnwolfe.com 44-079-001-38904 European Association for the Study of the Liver Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Friday 26 April 2013: Regular exercise has been proven to reduce the chance of developing liver cancer in a world-first mice study that carries hope for patients at risk from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The research announced at the International…

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…

Dietary medium chain triglycerides prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Contact: Martin J. Ronis ronismartinj@uams.edu Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Scientists at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Human Nutrition Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, led by Dr. Martin Ronis have determined that dietary substitution of saturated fats enriched in medium chain…

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…

Quercetin blocks hepatitis C infection

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-206-2805 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences Natural compound blocks hepatitis C infection Finding may lead to a new treatment Researchers have identified two cellular proteins that are important factors in hepatitis C virus infection, a finding that may result in the approval of new and less toxic treatments…

SAMe ( S-adenosylmethionine ) is Effective in Preventing Formation of Primary Liver Cancer in Rats

2009 study posted for filing A new study investigated the effectiveness of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) in the prevention and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer. SAMe, a widely available nutritional supplement, with little known side effects, was found to be effective in preventing the formation of HCC in rats. However, high enough levels…

Long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents development of liver cancer

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lin Tian wjg@wjgnet.com 86-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology A study will be published on March 21, 2009 in World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses the question. A research group in King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia investigated, for the first time, the role of carnitine, a naturally occurring compound…

Miracle leaves that may help protect against liver damage: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Contact: Meral Nugent meral.nugent@soci.org 020-759-81533 Society of Chemical Industry Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries are well known for their cholesterol busting properties, but scientists in India say that its leaves are also rich in anti-oxidants and may help ward off liver disease, according to new research due to be published in the Society of Chemical…

Homeopathic solutions for a global catastrophe: Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning?

Reposted at Request and debate 2003 Study Contact: Gemma Bradley press@biomedcentral.com 44-207-323-0323 BioMed Central Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning? A homeopathic remedy made from arsenic oxide could ease the suffering of the hundreds of millions of people at risk from arsenic poisoning worldwide.  Research, published this week in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, suggests that…