Medications

Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver

The diabetes drug metformin—derived from a lilac plant that's been used medicinally for more than a thousand years—has been prescribed to hundreds of millions of people worldwide as the frontline treatment for type 2 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver disease despite a normal weight examined

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had long been thought to be a liver disease afflicting obese patients, while recent evidence has shown that non-obese individuals can be equally affected by NAFLD. In a new study, ...

Medical research

Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans at higher risk of liver fat

As part of a study on obesity and cancer, University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers S. Lani Park and Iona Cheng identified genetic risk variants associated with the amount of fat present in the liver. Investigators ...

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