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One particular omega-3 may help fight liver disease
Date: 2013-02-06 00:00:00

It's now become very common to hear about the growing obesity problem in the U.S., but many people may still not understand the far-reaching consequences of being overweight. For example, excess pounds may not only harm the heart, but the liver as well. For example, the Mayo Clinic states that being obese can increase a person's risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is a liver problem that can occur even if a person does not drink alcohol excessively. This is why overweight individuals should make sure to get a liver panel test, which can detect any of the early signs of liver damage.

Over the years, research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may help protect against liver disease, so people may want to work to get more of these healthy lipids into their diet. Recently, scientists from Oregon State University discovered that one particular type of omega-s seems to have a more powerful ability to protect the liver than the rest.

Not all omega-3s are the same... Full Story

What does binge drinking do to the liver? 
Date: 2013-02-08 00:00:00

The liver is a crucial part of the body. The liver filters the blood coming from the digestive tract before it is able to spread to the rest of the body. This is why it's important for individuals to undergo liver panel tests to make sure that this organ functions properly and is showing no signs of disease. If left untreated, liver failure can lead to death, so people should always be aware of what condition this vital organ is in.

There are many things that can damage the liver. For example, WebMD states that malnutrition and the viruses hepatitis B and C can all harm this organ, but one of the most common causes of liver failure is alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol over a long period of time can seriously impact your liver, and researchers are recently seeing exactly how damaging drinking can be. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine recently found that binge drinking can dramatically harm this organ.

Binge drinking leads to big problems... Full Story

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