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Liver Disease

Tocotrienols Slow Liver Disease Damage

Posted March 20, 2013

New research suggests vitamin E tocotrienol (TE) supplementation may be beneficial to patients with advanced liver disease. Researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center found the natural vitamin E slowed progression of the disease as subjects waited for liver transplants (J Nutr. 2012 Mar;142(3):513-9.). According to scientists, this is the first study documenting successful oral delivery of vitamin E to organs.

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Vitamin E Slows Liver Disease Damage

Posted March 19, 2013

New research suggests vitamin E tocotrienol (TE) supplementation may be beneficial to patients with advanced liver disease. Researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center found the natural vitamin E slowed progression of the disease as subjects waited for liver transplants. According to scientists, this is the first study documenting successful oral delivery of vitamin E to organs.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Liver Function for Better Health

Posted March 13, 2013

If you have diabetes or metabolic syndrome, you’re at increased risk of developing fatty liver disease, a condition that is becoming increasingly common among Americans. The condition is “silent” at first, with no apparent symptoms. It is initially detected by a blood test that finds elevated liver enzymes, a sign of liver breakdown. But if it worsens, you can develop inflammation and scarring in the liver, impairing the liver’s ability to perform its many functions, including the metabolism of proteins and breakdown of toxins.

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The effectiveness of fermented turmeric powder in subjects with elevated alanine transaminase levels: a randomised controlled study

Posted March 8, 2013

Previous animal studies have shown that Curcuma longa (turmeric) improves liver function. Turmeric may thus be a promising ingredient in functional foods aimed at improving liver function. The purpose of the study is to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of fermented turmeric powder (FTP) on liver function in subjects with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels.

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Antioxidant Aids Liver Graft Survival

Posted February 24, 2013

Administration of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) at the time a deceased donor liver is being harvested led to improved graft survival in the recipients, Italian researchers reported.

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Some Omega-3 Oils Better Than Others for Protection Against Liver Disease

Posted February 6, 2013

Research at Oregon State University has found that one particular omega-3 fatty acid has a powerful effect in preventing liver inflammation and fibrosis — common problems that are steadily rising along with the number of Americans who are overweight.

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Chlorella Vulgaris Supplementation in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Posted January 15, 2013

In this randomized, open-label, clinical trial involving 76 subjects with NAFLD, chlorella vulgaris extract was found to be of benefit to patients with NAFLD.

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Protect Your Liver With Vitamin E

Posted September 26, 2012

Fatty liver disease, known medically as “steatohepatitis,” involves inflammation and fat accumulation in the liver. It is often seen in alcoholics, but a form of the condition is also seen in non-alcoholic patients and labelled non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. NASH is also commonly seen in individuals with diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetic state). Both forms of the condition can progress to cirrhosis.

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Molecular Insights of Curcumin in Conjunction with Acupuncture in Hepatic Fibrosis

Posted July 31, 2012

A randomized controlled study involving 60 Sprague-Dawley male rats with chemically induced liver fibrosis found potent benefits to combining curcumin and acupuncture on a molecular level. Rats were randomly divided into control, model, sham, acupuncture, curcumin and combination treatment groups.

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Liver Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Vitamin E

Posted July 18, 2012

High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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