Skin Cells Act as Pre-neurons in Liver Disease Itching

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A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe liver disease turns out to have a surprising cause. Its discovery points toward possible new therapies for itching, and shows that the outer layer of the skin is so much more than insulation. The finding, which appears in Gastroenterology, indicates thatRead …

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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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Mankai Combined with Modified Mediterranean Diet Shows Promise for NAFLD

A green Mediterranean (MED) diet, that includes the green superfood Mankai, walnuts and no-red meat, reduced intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial, published in Gut, led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchersRead …

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Why are the Kidneys an Attractive Target for Coronavirus?

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Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19’s cytokine storm, so are the kidneys, making the 1-in-4 U.S. adults with diabetes resulting in diabetic kidney disease at increased risk for virus mortality. But why are the kidneys so attractive to the coronavirus? Recently published in Kidney International, a nationalRead …

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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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Echosens Aligns with Fatty Liver Foundation to Accelerate Screening for Undiagnosed Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Echosens, a high-technology company offering the FibroScan family of products, is proud to support the Fatty Liver Foundation (FLF), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting fatty liver disease and advocating for ongoing screening of undiagnosed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more severe form nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). FLF isRead …

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