Archive for the 'Liver Disease' Category
Researchers throughout the U.S. collaborated to evaluate the response to high doses of silymarin taken by mouth on disease activity in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The results were presented during the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases November Annual Meeting. (more…)
Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, are the first to evaluate changes in the cholesterol-lowering effects of atorvastatin (Lipitor) in patients with high cholesterol taking stable doses atorvastatin while drinking typical quantities of grapefruit juice. (more…)
In 1992, researchers from the University of Florida published a report of a patient with hepatopulmonary syndrome who failed drug therapy, refused surgery, but improved while taking garlic supplements.
Biliary atresia is a rare disease of infants in which the flow of bile from the liver to the intestine may be blocked and requires surgery. Even after surgery, bile flow may be impaired and lead to a deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins. In this case, vitamin supplements may be needed.
Researchers from Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania studied ADEKs and AquADEKs â€” products that contain increased amounts of fat-soluble vitamins, which are rapidly absorbed, independent of bile flow. (more…)
Â This is the third review in the past year that has come to the same conclusion.
This time, researchers from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, in Hanau, Germany evaluated the relationship between suspected liver toxicity in 9 patients treated with black cohosh (Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa). (more…)
Â Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a fatty inflammation of the liver that is not due to excessive alcohol use. Surprisingly, it is found in nearly one-third of urban dwelling American adults, according to 1 study.