Navigation Links
Modest alcohol intake associated with less inflammation in patients with common liver disease
Date:5/15/2012

NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) is the most common type of liver disease in the developed world, affecting up to one-third of the US population. NAFLD is often associated with obesity and other parameters of the so-called "metabolic syndrome," which is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. In a well-done study among subjects with NAFLD, the investigators have demonstrated that modest alcohol consumption (an average of up to 20 grams of alcohol per day and no binge drinking) is associated with less evidence of inflammation of the liver (steatohepatitis), a condition known to markedly increase the risk of progression of liver disease to cirrhosis.

Given that NAFLD and other conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome are so common, and are major risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease, the results of the present study are important. They show that modest drinking is associated with decreased, not increased, inflammation of the liver. Further, even among subjects with NAFLD, cardiovascular disease is a much more common cause of death than liver disease. The authors suggest that intervention studies should be done to support their findings; if confirmed, subjects with NAFLD should not be advised to avoid all alcohol, which is the current advice usually given to such patients.


'/>"/>

Contact: R. Curtis Ellison
ellison@bu.edu
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Light activated warhead turns modest molecules into super protein killers
2. Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritis: A modest benefit with some risk
3. Modest CO2 cutbacks may be too little, too late for coral reefs
4. Comments by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research
5. Tiny amounts of alcohol dramatically extend a worms life, but why?
6. Chinese herbal medicine may provide novel treatment for alcohol abuse
7. Rutgers receives $10 million in support of national efforts to track genetic causes of alcoholism
8. Study IDs new genetic links to impulsivity, alcohol problems in men
9. Gene impedes recovery from alcoholism
10. Underage drinking among close friends high indicator of future alcohol use by black teens
11. Strawberries protect the stomach from alcohol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... Fla. , April 11, 2017 ... and secure authentication solutions, today announced that it ... Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop ... Thor program. "Innovation has been a ... IARPA,s Thor program will allow us to innovate ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and Mr. ... the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer said," ... and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move forward ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... NEW YORK , April 5, 2017 ... security, is announcing that the server component of the ... is known for providing the end-to-end security architecture that ... customers. HYPR has already secured over 15 ... system makers including manufacturers of connected home product suites ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... , ... Mitotech S.A, a Luxembourg based clinical stage biotechnology company, announced positive ... a rare devastating genetic disease that leads to a sudden and rapid loss of ... patients carrying 11778, 14484 and 3460 mutations and having experienced the onset of symptoms ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... and a name change to Fluence Analytics. , Fluence Analytics provides ... polymer and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and R&D applications. The company’s patented technologies ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Looking for ... and cooking events company, offers one-of-a-kind gifts, ranging from gourmet cooking experiences to ... cuisine, and guests leave inspired with new cooking tips and techniques, thanks to ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... NextSteps 2017, NetDimensions’ annual global user ... this May on the following dates: , ?    London, UK from May 10-11, ?    New ... and Performance Institute will be the opening keynote speaker at the NextSteps ...
Breaking Biology Technology: