Mixed results for probiotic cirrhosis study

By Eliot Beer

Probiotics given to liver cirrhosis sufferers boosted neopterin levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but had no significant effect on white blood cells’ ability to consume bacteria, the original aim of the study.

Dietary curcumin may boost brain DHA: Study

Dietary curcumin may boost brain DHA: Study

By Nathan Gray

Increased intake of curcumin could boost levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the brain by enhancing its conversion from other omega-3 precursors in the liver, say researchers.

Kava update

Kava update

A new report presents the cases of two people who experienced liver
failure after taking supplements containing the kava herb. While
the report does not provide conclusive evidence of the herb's link
to liver poisoning, it stresses...

FDA issues kava warning

FDA issues kava warning

The debate over the safety of the popular herbal supplement kava
kava continued yesterday with the announcement by the US Food &
Drug Adminstration that there was a risk of liver damage associated
with the product.


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