Liver DiseaseInfo Center
For Obese Kids, Health Problems May Start Early
As more children become obese, related health problems like nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be putting their health at risk.
Coffee May Protect Liver Health
Coffee drinkers may have a new reason to have an extra cup of joe.
Herbal Remedies, Common OTC Medications Can Hurt the Liver
Many patients try herbal and non-prescription medications when they have an ailment and do not want to pay their doctor a visit. But those "natural" and over-the-counter medications might just make a visit to their doctor urgent.
Weight Loss Surgery Improved Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing problem in the United States as obesity rates continue to grow. Now, researchers think they have found a great way to treat this liver condition.
Watching What You Mix with Your Rx
It may seem harmless to pop a multivitamin each day, but many dietary supplements still contain active ingredients that affect the body. They might also interact with prescription medications.
Coffee Drinkers with Cirrhosis Lived Longer
A few cups of coffee every day may provide more than a boost to get through the day. That hot brew may also save lives, at least among a subset of people with cirrhosis of the liver, new research suggests.
Did James Bond's Martini Give Him a Tremor?
Fictional British spy James Bond, 007, asked for his martinis to be "shaken, not stirred" — but new research suggests that his preference may have resulted from an alcohol induced tremor.
Vitamin D Levels and Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease develops when fat collects in the liver, preventing normal filtration and sometimes causing organ damage. A new study looked at vitamin D's role in this disease.
Staying Sober for a New Liver
Liver transplant patients with a history of alcohol abuse often go through a treatment program before surgery. But the temptation to drink doesn’t stop once the surgery is over.
More Pain than Help to the Liver
Medicines are to be taken as directed. Though they are intended to help, certain meds can be more taxing on the liver than others. In some cases, the wrong medicine can cause serious damage.