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Green tea extract may prevent—not treat—acetaminophen liver injury

Posted August 17, 2012

Protection against acetaminophen-induced liver toxicity by green tea extract (GTE) has been demonstrated in animal models. In this study, the relationship between the timing of the administration of GTE and acetaminophen was investigated. The protective effect was confirmed in mice when GTE was administered prior to acetaminophen, but was found to be detrimental when administered after acetaminophen exposure. This suggests that while GTE may have hepatoprotective properties, it should not be used to treat acetaminophen-induced liver injury.

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Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development

Posted April 30, 2012

Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of bad fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that good Omega 3 fatty acids prevent expansive adipose tissue development.

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