Certain sensations produce feelings of pleasure, but it's purely personal. As a child you may remember dreading liver or
Obesity is a global epidemic. In the U.S. alone, according to the American Heart Foundation, 78 million adults and 13 million
One of the biggest problems with fatty liver is that it is hard to diagnose. While we can easily measure things like blood sugar or iron levels through blood tests, the only certain way to find out if a liver is diseased would be to take a piece of it out and analyze it.
Pretentious restaurants formerly embodied "seriously grown up." Today, their names and menus evoke not just childhood but American middle-class childhood, circa 1978 to circa 2002. Think Pop Tart/Twinkie/Lucky Charms/Popsicle/Oreo everything. With sea salt.
The reality is that hepatitis C is the only deadly disease for which curative treatment is widely withheld from patients. Imagine if an insurer mandated that a cancer patient reach metastatic levels before receiving chemotherapy, or that a diabetic lose a limb before being eligible for insulin treatment.
Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.
While alcohol abuse has long been the predominant cause of hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States, a new report from
Don't run away yet, there's deliciousness to be had here.
When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.
Shadya and Shandell were born in Peru in February of this year. They were conjoined twin girls, joined at the abdomen, who
[image: BBC News, OrganOx] By Peter Murray Contributor, Singularity University. Right now preserving livers for transplant
Extra and undigested food is processed through the intestines. Interestingly though, you don't seem to get rid of nearly half as much as you take in!
Your liver is the organ that does the majority of your detoxification. But if your liver is diverted to other tasks, it doesn't have the time or energy to focus on keeping your body clean.
Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year. The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?
Hayden has good company among so-called "O babies." In another case that captured media attention, Hayes Davis of Texas had
OK, not literally. But a liver dish was served to me that confirmed yet again why I love this not-so-humble organ. Last night
I asked Chicago dietician David Grotto: What are some healthy, mainstream must-eat foods that should be on everyone's shiny new grocery list for 2013? Here are his top picks.
Our popular culture acts as if it would make sense to optimize one wing of a plane. The plane is either fit to fly -- or not. You can't fly half a plane. Selectively cultivating the health of favored organs or body parts is a comparable flight of fancy.
Two days later, the cell assortment had self-organized to form a three-dimensional "liver bud" — a 5-millimeter-wide chunk