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Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage: Study shows reversal of early-stage liver fibrosis after bariatric surgery

Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage: Study shows reversal of early-stage liver fibrosis after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery, which is best known for its ability to help patients lose substantial weight, can also result in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). Researchers at the University of South Florida-Tampa found that bariatric surgery resolved liver inflammation and reversed early-stage liver fibrosis, the thickening and scarring of liver tissue, by reducing fat deposits in the liver. “About 30 percent of the U.S Continue reading

Researchers identify changes in cholesterol metabolic pathways

Researchers identify changes in cholesterol metabolic pathways

ScienceDaily (June 7, 2012) — A new study from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has identified molecular changes responsible for abnormal cholesterol production and metabolism in the livers of patients with a common liver condition, and these changes may explain the severity of a patient’s liver disease and risks to their heart health. It is estimated that a third of Americans have a fatty liver Continue reading