Medical research

Coconut oil prolongs life in peroxisomal disorders

Lorenzo's Oil was developed to help a seriously ill boy suffering from a peroxisomal disorder (adrenoleukodystrophy/ALD). The true story was turned into a film that made the rare disease well known. Scientists from the University ...

Diabetes

NAFLD linked to unfavorable metabolic profile in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an unfavorable metabolic profile, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Diabetes ...

Health

Aerobic fitness may protect liver against chronic alcohol use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 80,000 deaths in the United States each year. Over time, excessive drinking can lead to several chronic conditions, ...

Medical research

Expanded understanding of promising blood fat-lowering protein

New research on the blood lipid-lowering protein FGF21 shows how it redistributes fatty acids by two distinct mechanisms. The discovery could lead to improved pharmaceutical treatment for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related ...

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