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Liver Disease

Antioxidants Reduce Oxidative Stress and Stabilize Liver Function

Posted January 10, 2014

In a placebo-controlled study involving overweight or obese children and adolescents (n=44) with a mean age of 12.7 years, 4 months of daily antioxidant supplementation (vitamin E, 400 IU/d; vitamin C, 500 mg/d; selenium, 50 microg/d) was found to significantly improve antioxidant status and significantly reduce oxidative stress, while no significant changes on inflammatory markers were found.

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Schisandra berries and astragalus root work in synergy to heal the liver – Study

Posted December 30, 2013

The liver is an amazing filtration system for the entire body. It not only processes the body’s blood but also breaks down nutrients for cellular utilization throughout the body. It produces cholesterol to help transport fats, generates proteins for blood plasma and eliminates bile through the gall bladder. The liver also removes bacteria from the bloodstream and filters out any poisonous substances. Signs of a weak liver can be observed through poor skin conditions.

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Is Ginger the Answer to Liver Health?

Posted December 20, 2013

Ginger has been used to treat everything from colds to digestive issues, but never before has ginger been intensively evaluated for its liver-protective qualities. While pre-clinical studies have shown ginger has protective effects against alcohol, heavy metals and the like, this new study review finally summarizes results and emphasizes the future potential of ginger for liver health.

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Study: Tocomin SupraBio Improves Liver Stiffness Measurement In Patients

Posted November 6, 2013

At the recently concluded Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL), a research team of medical doctors from the Philippines, led by Dr. Marilyn Arguillas shows that supplementation with Tocomin SupraBio patented and bio-enhanced full spectrum palm tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (manufactured by Carotech) at 100mg daily for 3 months significantly reduces liver stiffness in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Effects of Liver Regenerating Protein Discovered

Posted October 24, 2013

Aging process in the human body is greatly influenced by the action of free radicals (byproducts of our own metabolism), but can be slowed down without the need to consume special dietary supplements if the HGF protein production, naturally found in the liver, is increased.

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Camel milk ameliorates steatohepatitis, insulin resistance and lipid peroxidation in experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Posted October 13, 2013

Camel milk (CM) is gaining increasing recognition due to its beneficial effects in the control and prevention of multiple health problems. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of CM on the hepatic biochemical and cellular alterations induced by a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD), specifically, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Detoxifying the liver using natural herbs

Posted September 30, 2013

Natural herbs are said to work well for the purpose of detoxification. This means that people can derive benefits from these herbs when it comes to detoxifying their body and restoring the good health and condition of their liver. Natural herbs are also preferred by many because these are wholly natural, thereby ensuring that they will never have to deal with any side effects from continued use.

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Amazing research: Fish oil found to completely reverse liver disease in children with intestinal failure

Posted August 21, 2013

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have made a breakthrough discovery that could mean the end of liver disease in children with intestinal failure. Published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the findings from their new study reveal that intravenous injections of fish oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, are capable of completely reversing liver disease, thus eliminating the need for liver transplants and other drastic medical interventions.

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Caffeinated drinks may be good for the liver

Posted August 20, 2013

Researchers have discovered that an increased caffeine intake may reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a study published in the journal Hepatology. A team from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine used cell culture and mice as models for the effects of caffeine on the liver disease.

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Coffee and tea may contribute to a healthy liver, researchers say

Posted August 18, 2013

Surprise! Your morning cup of tea or coffee may be doing more than just perking you up before work. An international team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine suggest that increased caffeine intake may reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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