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Liver disease a possible predictor of stroke: Study

TORONTO, Ont., January 7, 2011 -- People suffering from fatty liver disease may be three times more likely to suffer a stroke than individuals without fatty liver, according to a study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the London Health...

Metabolic syndrome found in 52 percent of patients after liver transplantation

Researchers from Israel have determined that more than half of liver transplant recipients develop post-transplantation metabolic syndrome (PTMS), placing them at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Prior to transplantation only 5% of the patie...

New sleep cycle discovery explains why fatty diets during pregnancy make...

The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as a new research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2010/11/19/fj.10-172080.abstract) study shows that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may mak...

Childhood obesity linked to increased risk of adult cardiovascular and metabolic...

New Rochelle, NY, November 19, 2010 -- Mounting evidence linking childhood obesity to an increasing risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiovascular and metabolic disorders in adulthood is clearly presented in a comprehensiv...

Enzyme action could be target for diabetes, heart disease treatments

CINCINNATI -- Cardiac researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found a new cellular pathway that could help in developing therapeutic treatments for obesity-related disorders, like diabetes and heart disease. This research is being pr...

Mayo researchers find mortality rates from liver diseases underestimated

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/) rank mortality related to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis as the 12th most common cause of death in adults in the U.S. Using a modifie...

Spice in curry could prevent liver damage

ST. LOUIS -- Curcumin, a chemical that gives curry its zing, holds promise in preventing or treating liver damage from an advanced form of a condition known as fatty liver disease, new Saint Louis University research suggests. Curcurmin is c...

Encouraging findings suggest new avenues for treating liver disease in overweight...

San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2010 -- Estimates of the prevalence of liver disease suggest that one‐third of the United States population has non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is now the most common cause for elevated l...

LSUHSC pediatric weight expert provides obesity trinity answers

New Orleans, LA -- In a first person paper published in the August 27, 2010 issue of Childhood Obesity, Dr. Melinda Sothern, Director of Health Promotion and Professor of Public Health at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, provides three ways...

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