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Vitamin D for Chronic Liver Disease

Chronic liver disease usually deteriorates progressively when fibrous scar tissue accumulates, leading to liver fibrosis. Chronic liver disease usually results from chronic hepatitis, excessive alcohol intake and, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). There are no effective drug treatments for liver fibrosis at present, but scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies believe they might have discovered a possible treatment for the condition. Ronald M. Evans, a professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory and lead researcher in the Institute’s new Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine reports that they have discovered that a synthetic form of vitamin D, calcipotriol, deactivates fibrosis in the […]

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Two new studies suggest that people who are overweight or obese and consume too much alcohol have a high risk of developing serious liver disease that could lead to death. The first study involved more than 107,000 women in the United Kingdom who were classified according to body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat) and alcohol consumption. The results of the study, which were recently presented at the International Liver Congress in the Netherlands showed that women who were overweight or obese and drank more than six pints of beer or nine small glasses of wine weekly were […]

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