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

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 […]

#WorldHeartDay: 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

#WorldHeartDay: 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 […]

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 […]

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

Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare type of hepatitis. There is a vaccine for hepatitis B while hepatitis C can be cured now. But autoimmune hepatitis, if not treated in time, can lead to liver cirrhosis

World Hepatitis Day: Here’s why you need to be aware of autoimmune diseaseAutoimmune 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 […]

Rising incidence of fatty liver disease affects 1/3rd of India’s population

A 22-year-old man treated for fatty liver, and donated part of his liver to his father. Out of 4,862 patients, who visited the Liver Clinic at Global Hospital in 2018, around 17.2% of patients had fatty liver disease. The hospital has launched a comprehensive Fatty Liver Program with a structured diet exercise and medication regime for dealing with fatty liver disease

Rising incidence of fatty liver disease affects 1/3rd of India’s populationFatty liver is a condition, caused by the accumulation of excess fat within the liver cells. It affects the 1/3rd of India’s population and is the leading cause of liver disease. It can be reversed with diet and exercise if detected on time, but a focused effort is needed to manage it. A team of […]

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 […]

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 […]
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