04/04/2014 - 08:31

Drinking two cups of coffee per day substantially reduces risk of death from non-viral hepatitis related liver cirrhosis. This is the main finding of a study from researchers in the USA and Singapore as part of The Singapore Chinese Health Study. The study is published in the journal Hepatology.


02/02/2012 - 12:03

Caffeine consumption has long been associated with decreased risk of liver disease and reduced fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. Now, newly published research confirms that coffee caffeine consumption reduces the risk of advanced fibrosis in those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

01/08/2012 - 20:50

A new study reports that activation of a gene involved in fatty acid oxidation, peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPARα), may ameliorate alcoholic liver injury. The results of the study were published in a recent issue of the open access journal Lipids in Health and Disease.

01/06/2012 - 12:44

A team led by Dr. Alan Hemming, transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the West Coast's first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver and re-implant it without any tumors. The procedure saved the life of a 27-year-old mother whose liver had been invaded by a painful tumor that crushed the organ and entangled its blood supply.

01/04/2012 - 13:45

Children with a rare, life-threatening disease that is the most common cause of neonatal liver failure – biliary atresia – better tolerate liver transplants from their mothers than from their fathers, according to a UCSF-led study.

12/09/2011 - 15:27

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mechanism in mice that triggers inflammation in the liver and transforms normal cells into cancerous ones. In addition, they demonstrated in a mouse model that a particular micro-RNA (miR-124) – a member of a recently discovered class of molecular regulators – could be harnessed to treat or even prevent liver cancer.