Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis

A larger portion of green leafy vegetables in the diet may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New genetic cause of liver fat uncovered

New research has uncovered genetic variations that may contribute to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the leading cause of liver disease.

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children

Researchers' global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool to identify persons with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers have developed a diagnostic model that is highly predictive of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Referred to as the Framingham Steatosis Index (FSI), this novel model may become a cheaper and easier alternative ...

Overweight & Obesity

PDE4 inhibition promising tx for metabolic disorders

(HealthDay)—Inhibition of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4), which hydrolyses cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), may be useful for treating metabolic disorders, according to research published in the May issue of Obesity Reviews.

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