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Green Tea Extract Helps Reverse Fatty Liver Problems 01/09/13

An estimated 40 million Americans have some form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is strongly linked to obesity, type 2 Diabetes, insulin resistance and high cholesterol, according to the American Liver Foundation. Occasionally NAFLD is seen in patients with none of these risk factors.  NAFLD is also known as hepatic steatosis due to the accumulation of fat in liver cells. Nearly 66% of Americans are currently overweight or obese and various studi...

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Two More Complications of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes:Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer 01/07/13

Until recently hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary malignancy of the liver, has been a very rare cancer in North America and most developed countries. However, the recent escalation in the number of overweight, obese and Type 2 diabetic individuals in our society has contributed to a corresponding rise in cases of liver cirrhosis and related hepatocellular carcinoma cases.   Being overweight, obese, and/or developing Type 2 diabetes promote the deposition of fat into liver cells, primarily...

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Vitamin E Confirmed as Effective Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease 08/21/12

Fatty Liver Disease is known medically as “steatohepatitis”, which involves inflammation and fat accumulation in the liver. It is often seen in alcoholics, but a form of the condition is also seen in non-alcoholic patients and labelled non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is also commonly seen in individuals with diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetic state). Both forms of the condition can progress to cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease whereby liver tis...

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Vitamin E May Prevent Liver Cancer: July 12 report in J of National Cancer Institute 07/23/12

A study published July 17, 2012, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has shown that higher consumption of vitamin E (from diet or supplements) was associated with a lower risk of liver cancer among a very high-risk population in China. Of all cases of liver cancer world-wide, 54% of cases occur in China. As such, researchers analyzed data from the Shanghai Women's Health Study (SWHS) from 1997-2000 or the Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS) from 2002-2006. Researchers used valid...

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