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News tag: liver disease


Women binge-drinking equals men’s

20 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Young women are binge-drinking at the same rate as men, a leading hepatologist says. Each week, more than 88 deaths are linked directly to diseases resulting from alcohol abuse, and a new initiative is now targeting the relationship between women and drinking. Dr. Orla Crosbie, a Consultant Hepatologist at Cork…


Common ingredient in processed foods alter gut bacteria

26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many processed foods contain an ingredient that might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, new study suggests. Emulsifiers, a common ingredient in foods, improve the food texture and prolong its shelf-life. Experiments on mice, however, showed that emulsifiers contribute to modifications in bacteria population in…


Long hours lead middle-age people to binge drinking

14 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Working extremely long hours may turn responsible adults into excess drinkers, who face a higher risk of dying from alcohol poisoning, a new study suggests. A binge drinker has been associated with a college fraternity boy having too much fun at parties, but recent observations include middle-age man working long…