Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver diseaseThe study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this ‘silent disease’ and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to a quarter of people in the West and is the most common […]

Simple and effective tips to improve liver function

Simple and effective tips to improve liver functionLiver plays a number of important roles to help keep the body running. It helps in removing toxins, keeping a proper metabolism, promoting circulation and balancing hormones, among others. Keeping a healthy liver also leads to increased energy levels, clear skin, stronger immunity, less digestive problems, less infections and even fresh breath, according to Dr […]

4 Simple and effective tips to prevent fatty liver disease

While fatty liver disease may not manifest any symptoms, it is still an alarming condition for it can develop into serious health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer

4 Simple and effective tips to prevent fatty liver diseaseLiver is one of the vital organs in the body, for it performs very important functions such as storing energy, helping food digestion and removing toxins from circulation. When extra fat builds up in the liver, the organ develops the condition and suffers certain problems in the long run. Fortunately, Dr Axe has shared some […]

Here’s how whole grains can play a role in protecting your liver

Eating whole grains and cereal may reduce the risk of liver cancer. That's according to findings presented Tuesday (April 1) here at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Here’s how whole grains can play a role in protecting your liverEating a diet rich in whole grains and dietary fibre has been linked to numerous health benefits, including a lower risk of insulin resistance, high insulin levels in the blood and inflammation in the body – all of which are risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer. With that in […]

Consuming whole grains can help reduce risk of liver cancer, finds US study

The researchers suspected that whole grains might be protective against liver cancer because grains have been found to improve a number of well-known risk factors for the disease

Consuming whole grains can help reduce risk of liver cancer, finds US studyYet another benefit of eating a diet containing high amounts of whole grains may be a reduced risk of liver cancer, a new U.S. study suggests. The analysis of data on more than 125,000 men and women followed for an average of 24 years found that those who ate the most whole grains had nearly […]

Here’s scientific evidence why eating green leafy vegetables can help protect your liver

New research that features in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discovers that a compound present in green leafy vegetables helps prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice

Here’s scientific evidence why eating green leafy vegetables can help protect your liverA larger portion of green leafy vegetables in the diet may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, which occurs naturally in many types of vegetable, reduces accumulation of fat in the […]

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals study

When the scientists had analysed the numbers, they revealed that people who took two (or more) 325-milligram doses of aspirin each week had a 49% reduction in their risk of developing liver cancer. For those who took aspirin for 5 years (or more), that risk was reduced by 59%

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals studyThe findings – which appear in JAMA Oncology – support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin on a regular basis can lower the risk of developing liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The scientists defined ‘a regular basis’ as taking two or more 325-milligram […]

Detection of cell mutations can help diagnose liver cancer early

MIT researchers have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations can be used to predict if someone has a high risk of developing liver cancer, potentially years before tumours actually appear

Detection of cell mutations can help diagnose liver cancer earlyIn many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases. This fungus is often found in corn, peanuts, and other crops that are dietary staples in those regions. MIT researchers have now developed a […]

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals study

Diabetes and obesity, one of the main causes of the most common form of the disease, are both independent risk factors for a variety of cancers

Women face a higher risk of developing cancer due to diabetes, reveals studyPeople with diabetes are more likely to develop certain cancers than those without the condition, and a new analysis suggests that the increased risk is greater for women than for men. Some previous research suggests that this may be due at least in part to biological changes caused by these conditions such as high blood […]