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NASH liver transplants increase, but outlook is good
Date: 2011-12-20 16:45:55
The number of people receiving liver transplants for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) increased dramatically during the past 13 years, according to a new study. The findings may indicate that many more people now receive unhealthy liver panel tests.... Full Story

High childhood obesity rates lead to more liver problems among young people
Date: 2011-12-09 16:38:19
One consequence of the growing childhood obesity epidemic is that a growing number of adolescents are receiving liver panel results indicating that they have relatively advanced stages of liver disease, experts report.... Full Story

NAFLD patients may have overactive livers, researchers find
Date: 2011-12-07 16:53:36
The livers of individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, may be significantly more active when it comes to burning fat, according to a new study. This may cause the organ to burn out, which could account for health problems associated with the condition.... Full Story

High levels of drinking leads to liver problems in young adults
Date: 2011-12-06 16:44:28
A growing number of young people are receiving unhealthy liver panel results, according to a new study from a team of British researchers, underscoring a troubling trend associated with rising rates of alcohol use.... Full Story

Obesity-related liver condition may not increase risk of death
Date: 2011-11-29 16:10:14
Liver panel results that indicate an individual has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, can be concerning. But new evidence suggests that it may not be as great a problem as medical professionals previously assumed.... Full Story

Experts recommend new system for distributing transplant livers
Date: 2011-09-09 15:47:24
Following liver panel testing, it may become apparent that an individual has a serious dysfunction in the organ. Infections like hepatitis may even cause a person to eventually need a liver transplant. In order to make the distribution of donor organs more fair, a team of researchers recently proposed a new system.... Full Story

Liver testing may predict a number of health problems in older people
Date: 2011-08-02 15:30:11
Abnormal liver test results are far more common in the over-75 population than most people would think, and they may predict a person's risk of dying from cancer or liver failure, according to a new study from a team of British researchers.... Full Story

Antioxidant may prevent liver damage in alcoholics
Date: 2011-05-04 11:16:35
A certain antioxidant may improve liver test results among individuals who have experienced damage to the organ due to excessive alcohol use, a new study published in the journal Hepatology reports.... Full Story

Study: Exercise helps patients with fatty liver improve condition
Date: 2011-04-14 11:22:05
Regular aerobic exercise may help individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, receive healthier liver test results, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.... Full Story

NAFLD prevalence rises
Date: 2011-04-06 14:55:28
Individuals who have diabetes or are overweight may benefit from seeking liver testing. A new study presented at the International Liver Conference has shown that these conditions are behind a major increase in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.... Full Story

Liver function connected to women’s fertility
Date: 2011-02-02 14:13:31
Thinking about becoming pregnant? Liver testing may be an important first step. While this may seem like an odd suggestion, a team of researchers from the University of Milan in Italy recently found that healthy liver function plays an important role in fertility.... Full Story

Scientists develop method to regrow human liver tissue
Date: 2011-01-21 10:57:12
Liver testing that reveals cirrhosis or other types of severe damage often end up requiring liver transplants. However, they may soon be able to regrow their own tissue, according to new research from the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany.... Full Story

Fatty liver disease may increase risk of stroke
Date: 2011-01-11 09:28:59
Liver testing may reveal an individual's risk of experiencing a stroke, as new research published in the journal Epidemiology has found that the presence of fatty liver disease and other complications may make a person three times more likely to have a stroke.... Full Story

Minorities have poorer liver cancer survival rate
Date: 2011-01-03 09:04:34
African Americans who have shown signs of early stage liver cancer may benefit from liver testing. A new study has found that members of this demographic are significantly more likely to die from the disease.... Full Story

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