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NAFLD Damages the Brain

Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have increased odds of depression, dementia, and other neurological conditions, according to a study in the Journal of Hepatology. NAFLD is usually caused by a high-sugar, high-fat diet, which has been linked to brain fog, mood imbalances, and other brain-related symptoms on itsRead

Covid May Cause Long-Term Liver Damage

Covid is associated with increased liver stiffness, a sign of possible long-term liver injury, according to the results of a new study presented at this year’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Liver stiffness is a marker of liver damage, such as inflammation or fibrosis (theRead

Links to Fatty Liver Disease Discovered

A new study published in Chinese Medical Journal points to two new possible contributors to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) — bile acids and lipid metabolism dysregulation. Typically associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, NAFLD is characterized as a metabolic disease. NAFLD can progress into Nonalcoholic steatohepatitisRead

RNA Modifications Protect Against Liver Disease & Explain Differences Among Genders

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A chemical modification that occurs in some RNA molecules as they carry genetic instructions from DNA to cells’ protein-making machinery may offer protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver, a condition that results from a build-up of fat in the liver and can lead to advanced liver disease, according to a studyRead

DISCOVERY: Scientists Find Drug Metabolism in Intestines and Recycling in the Liver, in Mice

The liver is thought of as the critical organ for metabolizing drugs and botanicals. It’s true, however a team of University of Houston pharmaceutical researchers found a newly recognized process of drug metabolism in the intestines, in a mice study. This process is followed by recycling through the liver. “TheRead

Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance Develops as part of Elevated Free Fatty Acids

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While it is commonly accepted that free fatty acids (FFA) cause insulin resistance and hyperglycemia in obese individuals, which drives hyperinsulinemia. However, as this new research shows, hyperinsulinemia may be observed in subjects with normoglycemia. The authors suggest that this and other evidence supports the notion that the paradigm shouldRead

DISCOVERY: Coconut Oil Synthesis in the Liver

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Among paleo and keto food followers, coconut oil is often the preferred fat of choice, although its alleged health benefits remain controversial because less is known about how the body metabolizes medium-chain fatty acids. Published in the journal Molecular Metabolism, scientists at the University of Bonn showed how coconut oilRead

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