News tagged with bile acid

A prenatal trigger for postnatal obesity

During pregnancy, the health of the mother and the intrauterine environment can have dramatic and lasting effects on the child. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver disease that affects 0.5-2% of pregnant ...

Jun 24, 2013
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Study reveals origins of esophageal cancer

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the critical early cellular and molecular events that give rise to a type of esophageal cancer called esophageal ...

Jan 17, 2012
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Bile acids may hold clue to treat heart disease

Heart disease is a major cause of death in industrialised countries, and is strongly associated with obesity and diabetes. Many scientists believe that what links these conditions is a chronic, low-grade inflammation. The ...

Dec 06, 2011
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