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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.
Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Discovery paves the way for simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD

Discovery paves the way for simple blood test to detect early stages of NAFLD

Research could provide a new way to treat organ scarring in future

Research could provide a new way to treat organ scarring in future

Standard method for ranking liver transplant waitlists may not prioritize the sickest candidates

Standard method for ranking liver transplant waitlists may not prioritize the sickest candidates

Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys

Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys

Hepatitis C-infected patients with a history of liver cancer can be treated with antivirals

Hepatitis C-infected patients with a history of liver cancer can be treated with antivirals

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

A new frontier in research to better understand gut microbiome and digestive health

A new frontier in research to better understand gut microbiome and digestive health

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C

Medicaid patients in Puerto Rico don’t get coverage for drugs to cure hepatitis C

Simple tests in GP surgeries could increase diagnosis rate of liver disease

Simple tests in GP surgeries could increase diagnosis rate of liver disease

New study reveals how fatty diet can lead to serious form of liver disease

New study reveals how fatty diet can lead to serious form of liver disease

Green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of developing liver steatosis

Green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of developing liver steatosis

Study finds new strains of hepatitis C virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Study finds new strains of hepatitis C virus in sub-Saharan Africa

Chronic kidney disease rates are increasing faster than other noninfectious diseases

Chronic kidney disease rates are increasing faster than other noninfectious diseases

Higher rates of alcohol use found among Hispanic Americans who are more 'Americanized'

Higher rates of alcohol use found among Hispanic Americans who are more 'Americanized'

People from cold regions tend to drink more finds study

People from cold regions tend to drink more finds study

Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Study identifies factors tied to greater risk of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients

Study identifies factors tied to greater risk of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients

Study offers hope of early detection, treatment of liver cancer

Study offers hope of early detection, treatment of liver cancer