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Researchers find potential genetic cause of pediatric fatty liver disease  Researchers find potential genetic cause of pediatric fatty liver disease
Date: 2012-03-23 15:50:22
Liver panel tests indicating the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are becoming increasingly common, particularly among young people as the obesity crisis worsens. Now, new research indicates that part of this may have to do with the presence of genetic variations.... Full Story

Researchers find disparities in how donor livers are awarded   Researchers find disparities in how donor livers are awarded
Date: 2012-03-22 15:52:25
Many individuals who receive unhealthy liver panel test results end up being diagnosed with an advanced-stage condition that requires a transplant. New research indicates that patients may be more or less likely to receive an organ depending on the type of liver disease they have.... Full Story

Liver problem are common, even among non-drinkers   Liver problem are common, even among non-drinkers
Date: 2012-03-21 16:01:55
Many people may think that they have no reason to consider a liver panel test because they do not drink to excess. Liver disease is a condition that is closely associated with alcoholism. However, experts say that a person does not need to drink heavily to be at risk for developing liver problems.... Full Story

New finding could lead to improved treatments for liver disease   New finding could lead to improved treatments for liver disease
Date: 2012-03-12 15:59:55
For individuals who have received liver panel test results indicating they have serious liver disease, the only long-term solution to their problem is a transplant. However, a team of Scottish researchers may have found a way to address the condition without requiring liver transplant.... Full Story

Some liver damage can be reversed through exercise  Some liver damage can be reversed through exercise
Date: 2012-03-05 16:42:38
Most people associate liver problems like cirrhosis with years of heavy drinking. However, people who have never touched a drop of liquor in their lives are increasingly receiving unhealthy liver panel test results. The cause is obesity.... Full Story

Sleepiness may predict future neurological problems in cirrhosis patients
Date: 2012-03-01 16:58:48
For individuals who have received liver panel tests indicating they have cirrhosis, daytime sleepiness is a common symptom. Now, a new study has found that this problem may be caused by high levels of ammonia in the blood, which interferes with a person's ability to get normal, restorative sleep at night.... Full Story

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