Scientists say coffee could be used to treat liver cirrhosis, after finding that drinking two or more cups per day cut death risk by 66% among Chinese subjects when the disease was caused by non-viral hepatitis.
A study has found drinking four or more cups of coffee per day
could reduce the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 80 percent,
suggesting that an ingredient in coffee may protect against this
type of chronic liver disease.
A review of current research has suggested that milk thistle -
widely used as an alternative medicine - does not lower mortality
in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver disease, but further study
Treating cirrhotic patients with synbiotics or fermentable fiber
can alter the flora in the gut, lowering its pH levels as well as
the ammonia levels in the blood and significantly reducing brain
dysfunction, a common symptom of the...
Research supporting the potent effects of curcumin, the substance
which gives curry a yellow colour, continues to mount up, with a
new study showing that it may also be able to prevent the onset of
alcoholic liver disease.
Yesterday we reported on a major study to investigate a potential
cancer drug based on red wine compounds. However there is also
evidence to show that wine can have harmful effects. Researchers in
France report that heavy wine drinkers...