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Cirrhosis linked to genes

...The response was found in half of those with liver cirrhosis and was present in one third of those who did not have liver disease. People who possess these polymorphisms appear to be susceptible to liver damage at lower levels of alcohol consumption. "Our study shows that individuals with genes favouring a s...

Alcohol within the body

...eatable, and one in ten sufferers go on to develop cirrhosis of the liver, which in turn increases the risk that cancer will develop in the organ.The damage caused to the liver is identical to that associated with heavy alcohol abuse.// However, in this case the problem was not alcholism, but the production of...

Cirrhosis on the rise

...ung people is leading to an alarming rise in liver cirrhosis cases, cirrhosis deaths are increasing sharply in women after having increased in men for some time//, Professor Liam...

Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Liver Cancer

...nown to be a major cause of liver diseases such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. The researchers hoped to determine what amount of alcohol is considered safe to consume and what amount was most associated with this increased risk. Donato and colleagues studied 400 Italian men and women diagnosed with hepatocell...

Changing stem cells to liver cells

...may also be used to repair the liver in those with cirrhosis or liver damage from medication, such as acetaminophen overdose. It may even be possible to build the new liver cells into a bio-artificial liver, which could provide a bridge for patients awaiting a liver transplant....

Liver diseases: The enemy with an accomplice

...see that there is a very close association between cirrhosis and the liver cancer, otherwise termed as hepatocellular cancer. Now many countries have become aware of the destructive effects and hence are making a detailed research to extend the study of the traits of the virus....

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

... risk of liver disease. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. Drug use and high-risk sexual activity are common causes of hepatitis.// Alcohol abuse and hepatitis are both causes of liver disease. The researchers theorized abuse or neglect during ...

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

...d risk of liver disease. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis is one of the 10 leading // causes of death in the United States. Drug use and high-risk sexual activity are common causes of hepatitis. Alcohol abuse and hepatitis are both causes of liver disease. Researchers theorized abuse or neglect during child...

New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B

...ects the liver and may cause long term damage like cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. The virus may make the patient infected for a lifetime, with much recurrence of the symptoms. The side effects of the treatment with Baraclude may be headache, abdominal pain, diarrhe...

Survivors of childhood cancer may have long-term health problems

...rt failure, a blood clot in the head or the lungs, cirrhosis of the liver, ovarian or testicular failure, and becoming blind or losing an eye. These problems will affect these people as direct fallout of radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Problems that may severely affect them are second cancers, heart disease...

Women may be more at risk of liver injury from alcohol

...ls, alcoholic hepatitis due to liver inflammation, cirrhosis of the liver etc. researchers used bacterial translocation and blood endotoxin levels in rats to decide on the degree of injury to the liver and intestines. Results of the study show that female rats that had alcohol along with low carbohydrate and...

All Is Far In Love And War

...: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. The results add to the evidence that psychological factors influence biological functions in everyday life, and suggest that poor marital relationships are related to neuroendocrine and cardiovascular activation as well a...

Obesity As A Contributor To Liver Disease

...re advanced disease and a potential to progress to cirrhosis and its complications....

Alcohol: Liver's worst enemy

...s alcohol consumption leads to fatty liver then to cirrhosis of the liver and then liver failure. It also remains the major culprit in the causation of liver cancer. However, a limited quantity of alcohol is beneficial in heart disease, strokes, breast cancer, mouth and stomach cancers and osteoporosis. 'Too m...

Link Between Hepatitis C And Liver Cancer Unraveled By Scientists

... therapy increases the chance of developing either cirrhosis or liver cancer. Reduced quantities of the protein product of the retinoblastoma gene have been found in cells that harbor the Hepatitis C ‘replicon’. A replicon is nothing but a part of the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus that has the in...

Adult Stem Cells Can Fight Diseases

...lled tyrosinemia type 1, which causes jaundice and cirrhosis of the liver, can be cured by infusing their livers with bone marrow stem cells, the online edition of BBC News reported. Analysis suggested the cells had reverted to the right number of chromosomes - the first time this had been seen outside of in...

UK children getting high on binge drinking

...also show that one in five heavy drinkers develops cirrhosis of the liver. The binge drinking culture is the product of a combination of the relative cheapness of alcohol and longer opening hours, experts feel. The illnesses include alcohol-related liver disease including cirrhosis, mental behavior disorde...

Alcohol Is Responsible For 60 Different Diseases

...ohol by 10% would produce a 7% drop in deaths from cirrhosis of the liver in men and an 8.3% drop in deaths in women. Restricting the availability of alcohol by reducing the hours that pubs and shops can sell it would also affect the rates of alcohol-related harm, he said. Edited IANS ...

Rise in the death rates among the British due to alcohol intake.

...ritain have increased the alcohol intake and liver cirrhosis is an important cause of death among British. The deaths due to liver cirrhosis developed by drinking alcohol have doubled in // Scotland. Pan- European comparison shows a sharp ...

Early Detection Of Primary Liver Cancer Would Save Millions Of Lives

...it is widespread in East Asia. Usually people with cirrhosis of the liver are more prone to develop liver cance...est can be performed on many people. Apart from cirrhosis of the liver various disease that cause damage to the liver like the hepatitis B and C viruses, caus...

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