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Groups release new guide for treating fatty liver disease
Date: 2012-06-25 15:47:48
A growing number of people today are receiving liver panel tests indicating they have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. However, because the condition is relatively new, there have been few established methods of treating it.... Full Story

Cirrhosis does not increase liver cancer risk
Date: 2012-06-22 15:17:04
Individuals who have received unhealthy liver panel test results indicating they have alcoholic cirrhosis may have a lower risk of liver cancer than previously thought, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers said the findings suggest that cirrhosis patients may not need to be screened as aggressively as currently recommended.... Full Story

Genetic factors may play only a small role in development of alcoholic liver disease
Date: 2012-06-13 15:34:22
Heavy alcohol consumption is known to be one of the main risk factors for liver disease, but not everyone who is an alcoholic will receive unhealthy liver panel test results. It is not known why heavy drinking affects everyone differently, but a new study suggests that risks for susceptibility may not run in families.... Full Story

New study explains link between liver disease and heart problems
Date: 2012-06-11 16:01:08
Researchers have identified molecular changes that occur in the liver that may explain why people with liver disease have abnormal cholesterol levels. In conjunction with liver panel tests, these changes may predict the severity of a patient's condition.... Full Story

Liver disease increases risk of heart problems
Date: 2012-06-08 15:48:37
A liver panel test could be important for assessing more than just liver health. New research indicates that people who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) face an increased of developing cardiovascular and metabolic problems.... Full Story

Supplements linked to liver damage
Date: 2012-06-05 15:49:40
Individuals who have received unhealthy liver panel test results may want to avoid using herbal and dietary supplements for weight loss and muscle building. New research has linked these products to an increased risk of liver damage.... Full Story

Liver disease cases set to increase due to high rates of hepatitis infection
Date: 2012-06-04 16:11:52
The number of people who received unhealthy liver panel test results increased significantly over the course of the last decade. Many experts blamed this on rising obesity rates, but new evidence suggests that this is not the only threat to the nation's liver health.... Full Story

Groups release new guide to diagnosing and treating NAFLD
Date: 2012-06-01 16:00:03
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