Tag Archives: Liver

Study Links 2 Artificial Sweeteners as Dangerous to the Liver

Evidence continues to grow that artificial sweeteners are dangerous for your health. On the heels of research linking artificial sweeteners to cancer1 comes another study revealing that they disrupt liver detoxification. The latest research involves the non-nutritive sweeteners acesulfame potassium and sucralose, which are widely used as no-calorie sugar substitutes. Study author Laura Danner, a… Read More »

Albireo’s rare liver disease drug Bylvay scores back-to-back approvals in U.S., Europe

With a pair of approvals on both sides of the Atlantic, liver disease-focused biotech Albireo is off and running with its new medicine Bylvay. The oral drug, the first treatment for pruritus in patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), scored an FDA nod Tuesday and a European approval Monday. With the FDA’s blessing, Albireo is kicking off an “immediate”… Read More »

Liver Damage Is Off the Charts

Rates of alcoholic liver disease have soared 30% in the last year at the University of Michigan’s health system, a rise doctors blame on higher amounts of alcohol intake during the pandemic.1 Anecdotal reports suggest some patients increased drinking to a bottle of wine or five to six drinks daily from March 2020 to March… Read More »

Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or… Read More »

Keto diet and fatty liver disease

Together, these features of NAFLD increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease 1, 2. JAMA , — This is only a theory that is based on evidence for how the ketogenic diet helps people with issues related to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. To simplify these complex terms, fatty liver disease goes from… Read More »