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Donna Cryer advocates for many liver-related conditions as founder and CEO of the Global Liver Institute.
Currently, there are no pharmacological treatments for liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Experimental therapy led to weight loss and improved biomarkers of liver health.
The treatment improved ALT liver enzymes, fat accumulation in the liver, insulin resistance and blood lipid levels.
Nonetheless, half of people with NAFLD were able to reach a 5% weight loss goal using a very low energy diet.
The new, minimally invasive outpatient procedure targets a part of the small intestine that plays a key role in diabetes.
Well-tolerated insulin sensitizer may play a role in the treatment of fatty liver disease.
Drugs that have a favorable effect on biomarkers may still play a role in combination therapy, however.
The tool relies on 14 clinical variables, such as liver enzymes, body mass index, triglycerides, height and sex.
This could provide a safer, simpler alternative to the invasive surgical biopsies used to diagnosis liver disease.
And yet there are no guidelines for screening for the disease in non-obese adolescents.
The injectable hormone was approved to treat excess abdominal fat in those with antiretroviral-associated lipodystrophy.
A new study on harmful algal blooms suggests they may be more harmful to people than previously known.
Rising rates of obesity are fueling the epidemic.
A roundup of POZ’s reporting on studies presented at the Mexico City conference about HIV treatment, vaccines, PrEP and other concerns.
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