Eating green leafy vegetables can help protect your liver

A 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 […]

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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

However, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

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World Hepatitis Day: Here’s why you need to be aware of autoimmune disease

Autoimmune hepatitis is going to be more challenging in the future. Doctors mention that autoimmune diseases are many times treated as viral hepatitis and then patients come at a late stage to a tertiary centre “Around two years ago I underwent a liver transplant. I had developed hepatitis many years ago but it did not […]

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What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

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

The 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 […]

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Simple and effective tips to improve liver function

Liver 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 […]

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Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar,’ reveals study

While honey and natural syrups are less processed, contain more nutrients, and often have a better glycaemic index, they still contribute to daily sugar intake and this is not being made clear to consumers, say the charity. At present, there are no approved health and nutrition claims for honey. Despite this, it is still being […]

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