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

Dr Niranjan Banka, Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Liver Care, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights on the significant link between Gut functioning, and developments of Liver Diseases, and what happens if it is ignored

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 […]

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 […]

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

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, 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 […]

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 […]

Jet lag can cause liver cancer

With constant travelling through different time zones, working in night shifts, staying awake at regular sleep time, the central clock is chronically disrupted, which affects clocks in other tissues controlled by it

Jet lag can cause liver cancerResearchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have concluded that jet lag can be a major cause for liver related diseases. Using mice, the scientists showed that repeated jet lag increases both obesity related liver disease and the risk of liver cancer. The study appears November 23 in Cancer Cell. “Liver cancer is on the […]

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

New research by the charity Action on Sugar suggests that consumers are being misled into believing that honey and syrups are a healthy alternative to sugar. The charity analysed a range of sugar, honey and syrup products in an effort to highlight how much sugar they contain

Honey ‘as high in sugars as table sugar,’ reveals studyWhile 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 […]

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

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork 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 […]

National Liver Day: Are we as a society failing our alcohol addicts?

Alcohol-related liver emergencies are rising. People are oblivious of how dangerous alcohol is for the liver’s health. Today, even in Asian countries like India, alcohol is emerging as the commonest cause of chronic liver disease

National Liver Day: Are we as a society failing our alcohol addicts?National Liver Day is observed every year on April 19, each year, to spread awareness about liver-related diseases. According to the WHO, alcohol consumption accounts for 3.8% of the global mortality and 4.6% of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALYs). Liver disease represents 9.5% of alcohol-related DALY’s worldwide, while individual rates vary in different regions. Today, even in […]

One bottle of wine equivalent to smoking ten cigarettes, states study

New research suggests that drinking a bottle of wine (around 750 ml) per week raises the risk of cancer as much as smoking five to ten cigarettes. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal BMC Public Health

One bottle of wine equivalent to smoking ten cigarettes, states studyResearchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and the University of Southampton, noted that if women drank one bottle of wine per week, their life time risk of cancer is equivalent to those who smoke 10 cigarettes a week. The researchers discovered that these women had an increased risk of breast […]
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