Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers report on a targeted molecular therapy that dramatically reduces the initial development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in laboratory mouse models of the disease. The study found increased levels of an enzyme called cdk4 in patients with NAFLD and in mouse models. Using two drugs that inhibit cdk4 in mouse models reduced development of hepatic steatosis — the first stage of the disease. Continue reading Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity

Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity

Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity. Continue reading Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity

Can healthy eating reduce diabetes risk?

Can healthy eating reduce diabetes risk?

A diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study identified a combination of foods that reduce biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress, known risk factors for type 2 diabetes. This dietary pattern, high in vegetables and fruit, and low in chips, sugar, and white bread, is also associated with reduced prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Continue reading Can healthy eating reduce diabetes risk?