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Milk thistle extract demonstrates potent activity against liver cancer

he compound silibinin, a flavonoid in milk thistle, has shown extremely promising activity against human liver cancer, according to University of California, Irvine researchers.

Probiotics shown to protect against liver damage, study reveals

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States – with some experts putting the incidence at 25 percent of the population.

Liver function improves with the consumption of Broccoli sprout extract

A Japanese study of broccoli sprouts and liver function has found the sulforaphane-rich food to be highly beneficial. An extract from broccoli sprouts given to male participants was shown to improve hepatic abnormalities and overall liver function significantly.

For the study, the researchers conducted a double blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial of males with fatty liver disease. The subjects received either extract of broccoli sprouts in capsule form, or a placebo. The capsules contained glucoraphanin, a precursor for the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts.

Study: Vegetable Oils Contribute to Fatty Liver Disease – Saturated Fats Do Not

Traditional fats such as coconut oil and butter are high in saturated fats. Modern processed cooking oil such as corn and soybean oil, the new vegetable oils that are polyunsaturated, have only been in the food chain since World War II, and contain dangerous trans fatty acids.

by Paul Fassa Health Impact News

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming an international epidemic. The mainstream medical mantra for its underlying cause is “fat consumption.”

Protect your liver and heart cells from damage

Carl Lowe:A widespread lifestyle mistake can put your liver and heart cells at risk. But a study at the Medical College of Wisconsin shows how you can start protecting your organs from irreparable harm.

The problem that endangers your health is overwork and burning the midnight oil. The research in Wisconsin has identified specific cellular damage and injury to cellular genetic material associated with insufficient sleep and pushing yourself too hard to get work done.

Savory's high nutrient content may protect against DNA damage to the liver


The herb savory is a member of the mint family which is often used in East European cuisines because of its well appreciated peppery and tangy taste. Not only is it undeniably great to spice up various dishes, but some pharmaceutical companies happen to integrate some of its outstanding healing chemical compounds in some of the synthetic drugs they put on the market.

Improve overall health, including liver function and skin problems, with dandelion


Time to put the "dandelions are annoying weeds" thoughts to rest. Its roots, sap and leaves are powerful ways to help heal the body, ranging from improving liver function to combating skin conditions such as eczema (1). In fact, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Native Americans also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn and upset stomach." (2)