Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis

A research team from Denmark examined the vitamin D status in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis. They found that vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis relates to liver dysfunction ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overeating during the holidays is bad for your kidneys

Given all of the delicious foods that are served during holiday meals, many people find it hard to resist eating more than they usually would. But what you may not think about is what all of that extra food is doing to your ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University ...

Health

Second-hand smoking results in liver disease, study finds

A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has found that even second-hand tobacco smoke exposure can result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common disease and rising cause of chronic liver ...

Genetics

New inherited neurometabolic disorder discovered

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new inherited disorder that causes severe mental retardation and liver dysfunction. The disease, adenosine kinase deficiency, is caused ...

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