Genetics

Gene helps dietary fat find its way in the body

After you finish a milkshake or a bowl of guacamole, those dietary fats have a typical route through your body. New research from the laboratory of Dr. Natasza Kurpios, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine ...

Medical research

Scientists discover a target to treat fatty liver disease

About 80 million Americans have fatty liver disease unrelated to alcohol abuse. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with obesity and diabetes, and can lead to more severe liver damage such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis ...

Oncology & Cancer

Postmenopausal women may benefit from estrogen compound research

Postmenopausal women have increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease due to loss of estrogen from metabolic changes. A high-fat diet further exacerbates the disease, which can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. ...

Medications

Microbial therapy for fatty liver

One in four adults has fatty liver, which means that excess fat has accumulated in their liver cells, and the accumulation of fat in the liver has been observed even in children. Fatty liver is a lifestyle disease, and the ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Protein from the liver may cause Alzheimer's disease in the brain

Amyloid protein made in the liver can cause neurodegeneration in the brain, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by John Mamo of Curtin University in Bentley, Australia, and colleagues. Since ...

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