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Why alpha lipoic acid may be a miracle nutrient for liver health

According to the Mayo Clinic, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common liver ailment in the country. Affecting between 80 and 100 million people, NAFLD constitutes over 75 percent of all chronic liver disease in the United States – a likely byproduct of the increasing national incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But, here comes alpha lipoic acid to the rescue.

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Why alpha lipoic acid may be a miracle nutrient for liver health

According to the Mayo Clinic, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common liver ailment in the country. Affecting between 80 and 100 million people, NAFLD constitutes over 75 percent of all chronic liver disease in the United States – a likely byproduct of the increasing national incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But, here comes alpha lipoic acid to the rescue.

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Study: more people have liver cirrhosis than previously thought

By Antonia:(NaturalNews) Researchers from the Loyola University Health System have discovered that liver cirrhosis, which can lead to liver cancer and liver failure, is more common than previously thought. After examining information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), they found that more than 633,000 adults are affected with the disease and that -- to their surprise -- 69 percent of the adults in this first-ever general population study about the prevalence of the disease likely weren't even aware they had liver cirrhosis.

Study finds drinking coffee beneficial for liver health

By Michelle: (NaturalNews) A recent study led by Dr. Qian Xiao from the National Cancer Institute has found that people who drink three cups of coffee daily are 25 percent less likely than non-coffee drinkers to have abnormal levels of liver enzymes.(1) Caffeinated versus decaf made no difference; both yielded similar results in a survey analysis of over 27,000 people that spanned more than 10 years.(2)

Elevated liver enzymes, which are typically higher on a temporary basis and are not usually chronic, can indicate that injury or inflammation of liver cells has occurred.(3)

Cleanse and protect the liver with these nutritious whole foods

By Ravensthrope:(NaturalNews) According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, the liver performs more than 500 different functions in the body on a day-to-day basis. It helps filter chemicals such as drugs and alcohol from our blood, regulate our hormones and blood sugar levels, manufacture blood proteins, bile and enzymes, and much more.(1) In fact, there are few biological operations that the liver doesn't aid to some extent.