Basic facts and 11 ways to protect against liver disease

Dr. Suresh Singhvi

Basic facts and importance of liver

Liver is the second largest solid organ in the body weighing upto 1-1.5 kgs and situated in the right side of the upper abdomen, protected behind the rib cage.

How plants help prevent liver damage during menopause

Plants can help prevent liver damage in women caused by fat accumulated during menopause, claims a new study.

Drinking green tea better than taking supplements

If you are planning to take supplements based on green tea extracts as a measure to lose weight, think again. Researchers have warned that the supplements could result in harmful side effects including liver toxicity.

Daily drinking ups risk of alcoholic cirrhosis

Investigators have now established that alcohol drinking pattern has a significant influence on the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and that daily drinking increases that risk compared with drinking less frequently.

Lab grown intestines come closer to reality

Researchers were recently able to grow a functional tissue-engineered intestine from human cells, it has been reported.

45-yr-old organ donor saves 5 lives

A 45-year-old man died due to critical illness at a hospital here but has helped save the lives of five other persons when his liver, pancreas, kidneys and corneas were donated.

Why people crave for sugar-rich foods

 Researchers have discovered a mechanism that prompts people to seek food rich in glucose - the body's main energy source.

Sisters sharing liver successfully separated

Two-month-old conjoined twins sharing a liver successfully underwent surgery at a hospital here to separate them.

How liver can improve diabetes management

 Finding a way to stimulate glucose accumulation in the liver could help manage diabetes and obesity, shows a new research, paving the way for new therapies to fight these increasingly common disorders.

Iron-rich food puts night workers at diabetes risk

Consuming iron-rich food may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in workers who punch in for the graveyard shift, found a research.

Decaffeinated coffee good for liver

Drinking decaffeinated coffee is good for your liver, shows a study.

How binge drinking harms the liver

An Indian-origin researcher has identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatment for alcohol-related liver diseases.

Bioartificial livers come closer to reality

A new research has revealed that bio-artificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure is under investigation to assess the safety and effectiveness.

Herbal, dietary supplements may harm liver: Study

If you think that herbals and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again.

Hepatitis C may become rare by 2036: Study

The deadly hepatitis C could become a rare disease by the year 2036 owing to new effective drugs and widespread screening, says a study.

New combination of pills curing hepatitis C patients revealed

A new study has revealed a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients and is well tolerated by patients.

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day.This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease.This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that `we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.`

India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

India has over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients, second only to China, and most people with chronic Hepatitis B or C are unaware of their infection, putting them at serious risk of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer which are life threatening.

Consuming probiotics reduce liver fat: Study

A study has revealed that consuming probiotics for a month helps in diminishing fat accumulation in the liver.

Probiotics help reduce fat in liver

For people suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, eating probiotics for a month can help diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver.