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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to control infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood, process nutrients, hormones and drugs, make proteins that regulate blood clotting and produce bile to help absorb fats—including cholesterol—and fat-soluble vitamins.
Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

New analysis reveals low incidence of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis

New analysis reveals low incidence of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis

Scientists shed new light on how common painkiller causes liver damage

Scientists shed new light on how common painkiller causes liver damage

Quest Diagnostics introduces new HBV test service to help evaluate patient’s response to drug therapies

Quest Diagnostics introduces new HBV test service to help evaluate patient’s response to drug therapies

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

A test to evaluate Hepatitis B therapy launched by Quest Diagnostics

A test to evaluate Hepatitis B therapy launched by Quest Diagnostics

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

Researchers uncover new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair

Researchers uncover new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair

Study provides insights into CPEB4 gene and fatty liver disease

Study provides insights into CPEB4 gene and fatty liver disease

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers discover new pathway that opens door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Newcastle scientists develop promising new test to identify patients with rare liver disease

Newcastle scientists develop promising new test to identify patients with rare liver disease

Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

Research provides insight into molecular mechanisms involved in immune response to HBV

Research provides insight into molecular mechanisms involved in immune response to HBV

Women more susceptible to damaging effects of alcohol, says Houston Methodist expert

Women more susceptible to damaging effects of alcohol, says Houston Methodist expert

Low-calorie diet and exercise could improve kidney function in patients with NASH

Low-calorie diet and exercise could improve kidney function in patients with NASH

Study finds way to increase liver cancer screening rates among at-risk cirrhosis patients

Study finds way to increase liver cancer screening rates among at-risk cirrhosis patients

Hepatitis C virus sabotages antiviral defenses of liver cells by blunting effect of immune proteins

Hepatitis C virus sabotages antiviral defenses of liver cells by blunting effect of immune proteins

HCV patients treated with DAA therapy not at increased risk of developing liver cancer, study finds

HCV patients treated with DAA therapy not at increased risk of developing liver cancer, study finds

High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat

High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat