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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Here’s what you need to know about cramps and its possible causes

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?

Muscle cramps are commonly overlooked in liver disease cases. But there’s been sufficient medical data to demonstrate the prevalence of muscle cramps in cirrhosis patients. According to Atif Zaman, MD, M.P.H., associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, the prevalence of muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis ranges from 22-88 per cent, depending on the […]

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Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds study

But in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that non-human primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more […]

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Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds study

While dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn’t clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. Overweight people who ate the most animal protein were […]

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Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’

We often munch on unhealthy food not realising that that food overtaxes our liver and potentially result in a condition called ‘Fatty Liver.’ Here are some dietary measures that would help prevent and treat our damaged liver, thus, making it work at its optimum level. Cut down on food toxins Reduce the intake of food […]

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Breastfeeding interlinked to lower risk of liver disease, states U.S. study

Breastfeeding has long been tied to health benefits for women, including lower risks for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. The current study focused on whether nursing might also be tied to a reduced risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually linked with obesity and certain eating habits. Researchers followed 844 women […]

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Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adults

The liver is one of the largest glands in the system and it carries out multiple complex functions. These include helping in digestion of fat, synthesis of important proteins, regulating the blood clotting system, removal of toxic waste and managing blood glucose level. The average age of patient who develops cirrhosis may be between the […]

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