Tag Archives: liver

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed nations, and rising deaths from alcohol-related liver disease may be partly to blame, researchers say. Analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that U.S. deaths… Read More »

CymaBay Therapeutics scraps two studies of liver drug; shares plunge

(Reuters) – CymaBay Therapeutics Inc said on Monday it was scrapping two mid-stage trials of its liver disease drug, after biopsies found a type of liver damage in some patients, sending its shares down over 75%. The drug developer said it had observed “atypical” findings from the first set of liver biopsies, including autoimmune hepatitis,… Read More »

Protein protects against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers propose a possible therapeutic target to treat fatty liver, a disease for which there is currently no treatment. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease describes several liver dysfunctions of varying severity, characterised by the accumulation of fat in hepatic cells and not caused by high alcohol consumption. This disease, one of the most common in developed… Read More »

Does your child have fatty liver disease? The doctor’s guide

A staggering 34 percent of obese children now suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) new research found. We consulted Dr Daniel Fenton for more information Liver disease is not exactly something you would associate with children, right? But according to an article published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease… Read More »