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FDA removes warning of liver problems from statin labels
Date: 2012-02-28 16:46:08
Since statin medications first became a popular way for individuals to lower their cholesterol levels, the Food and Drug Administration has placed warnings on the labels of drugs advising patients to consider regular liver panel testing. However, the agency has now decided to remove this warning.... Full Story

Hepatitis C now more common cause of death than HIV
Date: 2012-02-22 17:02:07
While HIV testing remains a critical public health concern, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that hepatitis C infection is now a more common cause of death.... Full Story

Low-choline diet linked to liver damage in post-menopausal women
Date: 2012-02-17 17:07:44
Post-menopausal women who consume few foods containing the essential nutrient choline may benefit from liver panel testing. A new study indicates that these individuals may face a higher risk of liver scarring caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.... Full Story

Different causes of liver disease may have the same outcome
Date: 2012-02-13 17:03:02
A number of different problems can afflict the liver, some infectious, others caused by environment. This means that many people should consider live panel testing, as large numbers of individuals may be at risk.... Full Story

More children affected by fatty liver disease
Date: 2012-02-10 16:34:21
It used to be that only adults received unhealthy liver panel test results. However, experts say that young people are increasingly affected by fatty liver disease, which could have serious implications for their long-term health.... Full Story

Experts urge tighter controls on sugar consumption
Date: 2012-02-06 16:45:44
Sugar consumption is known to contribute to obesity. However, a new paper published in the journal Nature suggests that it may have toxic effects beyond being high in calories, and that this may lead to unhealthy liver panel test results.... Full Story

Coffee may improve health of liver disease patients
Date: 2012-02-02 17:07:20
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is the leading cause of liver damage, but new research suggests that a few cups of coffee per day may be enough to improve the liver panel test scores of individuals with the condition.... Full Story

Bacterial imbalance may be behind liver disease
Date: 2012-02-01 16:45:00
Unhealthy liver panel test results are generally thought to be the consequence of lifestyle factors. Obesity and excessive alcohol consumption can damage the organ and impair its function. However, a new study from a team of Yale University researchers suggests that liver damage and obesity may frequently be caused by contagious microbial imbalances.... Full Story

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