Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterised by excess lipids in hepatocytes due to an overload of fatty acid influx from adipose tissue, as well as the consumption of too many dietary fats and carbohydrates.
What are the differences in gut bacteria from an obese person to a lean person? Scientists are starting to explore this further.
A recent review provides evidence for probiotic use in liver disease.
Alcohol is a large part of Australian culture and, for the most part, many of us don't give our habitual intake any thought. But given the health risks associated with its consumption, it is worth considering how often and how much we drink, and what we can do to reduce its impact on our health.
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide, with epidemiologic studies showing a link between coffee consumption and lower levels of liver disease and all-cause mortality.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common form of liver disease in Australia. There is increasing evidence for considering NAFLD as part of metabolic syndrome including obesity, hyperinsulinaemia, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridaemia and hypertension.