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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Rapid, Non-Invasive Liver Exam at Point of Care Improves Patient Outcomes

By Scott Howell, D.O., MPH&TM, CPE, Advisor to Echosens Physician practices providing integrative medicine (IM) understand the value of healing-oriented medicine that treats the whole person, including all aspects of patient lifestyles. The emphasis of the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient is informed by evidence and utilizes every appropriate therapy to meetRead …

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Intermittent Fasting Changes Liver Enzymes

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Researchers in Australia have used state-of-the-art analytical tools to understand how intermittent fasting works on liver enzymes to help prevent disease. The findings will help medical scientists working in cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes research develop new interventions to lower disease risk and discover the optimum intervals for fasting. In experimentsRead …

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