Seatbelts May Protect Against Liver Injury: Study

Seatbelts May Protect Against Liver Injury: Study


Wearing a seatbelt may not prevent liver injuries in a car crash, but it could lessen their severity and make a major difference in the accident’s consequences and costs, researchers say.

Among more than 50,000 people with liver injuries as a result of a car crash, those with severe liver injuries were twice as likely to die as those with mild or moderate liver injuries, researchers found.

They also found that people who were wearing seatbelts were much less likely to have a severe liver injury. The risk dropped a bit more when seatbelts and airbags were both used, but airbags alone did not affect injury severity. > >> read more ...

Improved Diets Lower Risk of Liver Disease: Study

Improved Diets Lower Risk of Liver Disease: Study


People who make an effort to improve their diet may be more likely to have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease than individuals who stick to unhealthy eating habits, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn’t clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention. > >> read more ...

Green Tea Supplements May Cause Liver Damage

Green Tea Supplements May Cause Liver Damage


Taking high doses of supplements containing green tea extracts may be associated with liver damage, according to new research from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Tea infusions, as used for brewed tea, are still considered safe. Instant tea drinks are also fine as they contain lower levels of the antioxidants naturally present in green tea, Parma-based EFSA said.

Consuming too many of these antioxidants can be harmful, which is why the amount contained in supplements can have a harmful effect on the liver. > >> read more ...

‘Well Done’ Meat Tied to Risk of Diabetes, Liver Disease

‘Well Done’ Meat Tied to Risk of Diabetes, Liver Disease


People who eat lots of processed and red meat are at increased risk of developing chronic liver disease and insulin resistance, a diabetes risk factor – especially if they like their steak well done, an Israeli study suggests.
Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While red and processed meat has long been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease, evidence to date has been mixed about its connection to liver disease. > >> read more ...

Pan Seared Liver with Smoked Bacon

Pan Seared Liver with Smoked Bacon

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Liver. I get it, it’s a bit scary to eat, isn’t it? We all love pate, but just liver? By itself?

Okay, I’m here to hold your hand and we can do this together. This dish uses smoky bacon and savoury herbs to balance and enhance the liver, resulting in a delicious gravy.

Don’t be scared. Trust me. Enjoy!

Hands-on30 minutesOverall1 hour

Nutritional values (per serving)

5.4 grams
0.7 grams
38.8 grams
21 grams
8.7 grams
377 calories

Total Carbs6.1gramsFiber0.7gramsNet Carbs5.4gramsProtein38.8gramsFat21gramsof which Saturated8.7gramsCalories377kcalMagnesium41mg (10% RDA)Potassium672mg (33% EMR) > >> read more ...

Obesity Can Cause Liver Damage by Age 8: Study

Obesity Can Cause Liver Damage by Age 8: Study


Obesity can lead to liver disease in kids as young as 8 years old, a new study warns.

The long-term study of 635 children in Massachusetts found that a bigger waist size at age 3 increases the odds that a child will have a marker for liver damage and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by age 8.

That marker is called ALT. By age 8, 23 percent of children studied had elevated blood levels of ALT. Those with a bigger waist size at age 3 and those with larger increases in obesity between ages 3 and 8 were more likely to have elevated ALT at age 8, the researchers found. > >> read more ...

Keto and Low-Carb Diets for Fatty Liver Disease

Keto and Low-Carb Diets for Fatty Liver Disease

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Fatty liver disease, once a relatively uncommon condition, has reached epidemic proportions in many parts of the world. Although fatty liver can lead to serious health problems, it is also very responsive to lifestyle changes, especially carb restriction. Read on to learn how a well-balanced keto or low-carb way of eating may help prevent, improve, or potentially reverse fatty liver disease.

The Liver and Its Functions

Your liver is located on the right side of your abdomen behind the ribcage, dark reddish-brown in color, and normally weighs between 2.6 to 3.3 pounds (1.2 to 1.5 kg). The liver is the second-largest organ in your body and one of the hardest working. Primarily made up of specialized cells called hepatocytes, the liver performs hundreds of functions, including: > >> read more ...

Red and Processed Meats Tied to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Study

Red and Processed Meats Tied to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Study


A new Israeli study has provided more evidence to suggest reducing meat consumption could benefit health, finding that too much red or processed meat can contribute to an increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Carried out by researchers at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, the study looked at around 800 participants aged 40-70 years old, some of whom had NAFLD or insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin and a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. > >> read more ...

Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs | The KetoDiet Blog

Keto BBQ Liver Meatballs | The KetoDiet Blog

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These Liver BBQ Meatballs are packed full of flavor and nutrients!

Not a fan of liver? Don’t worry, these meatballs mask the liver flavor perfectly making sure you still get those good-for-you vitamins without the liver flavor.

Hands-on10 minutesOverall15 minutes

Nutritional values (per serving, 3 meatballs)

6.1 grams
2.7 grams
26.6 grams
31.5 grams
12.1 grams
423 calories

Total Carbs8.8gramsFiber2.7gramsNet Carbs6.1gramsProtein26.6gramsFat31.5gramsof which Saturated12.1gramsEnergy423kcalMagnesium47mg (12% RDA)Potassium649mg (32% EMR) > >> read more ...

Youthful Drinking Tied to Later Liver Disease

Youthful Drinking Tied to Later Liver Disease


Men who drink alcohol in late adolescence are more likely to develop severe liver disease decades later than young people who don’t drink at all, a Swedish study suggests.

Researchers examined data on alcohol consumption for 43,296 men entering military service in 1969 and 1970 when they were 18 to 20 years old. After an average follow-up of almost 38 years, a total of 383 men were diagnosed with severe liver disease, including 208 who died.

Each daily gram of alcohol men typically consumed in their youth was associated with a 2 percent increase in the risk of severe liver disease, even after researchers accounted for other independent risk factors for liver damage like obesity, smoking and cardiovascular disease. > >> read more ...