Diabetic Liver Disease

Beware of Liver Disease

…type 2 diabetics are affected. NAFLD is a progressive disease marked by three distinct stages. Simple fatty liver, or steatosis, is characterized by elevations in liver enzymes and fatty deposits in the liver (at least 10 percent of the liver cells are replaced by fat). If the disease is arrested…

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Diabetes Can Affect Your Liver

…of your liver may be at risk. People with diabetes, especially those who are obese, are at particular risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to serious scarring of the liver. Therefore, I suggest that all of my patients with type 2 diabetes symptoms to have their liver

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…terminated early so all study participants could benefit. Oxidative stress also contributes to liver damage that, if untreated, can lead to diabetes complications such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The best-studied antioxidant for NAFLD also happens to be vitamin E, with doses…

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Can People Living With Diabetes Drink Alcohol?

…and insulin. For most people dealing with diabetes, however, alcohol consumption can be a double-edged sword—that’s why drinking in moderation is your best bet. Too much alcohol can lead to serious health conditions, including liver disease. And for some people, even one drink is too…

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High-Dose Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes

…statin group had a 12 percent increased risk of developing the disease. Another Statin Drugs Side Effect Statin medications also rob the body of much-needed coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). And research shows that individuals with diabetes tend to have low levels of this protective nutrient. So, what’s…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 gene) that increases oxidative stress and doubles or triples their risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

…niacin can impact blood sugar control, and shouldn’t be used by people with liver disease. 2. Eat a Low-Fat Diet: Numerous studies have shown that a low-fat diet can not only help prevent heart disease, but can also help reverse it. I recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes,…

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3 Healing Herbs

…Other conditions that benefit from the use of curcumin include GI disorders such as Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, circulation problems, high levels of cholesterol and other lipids, and cystic fibrosis. It even appears to have anti-aging…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…use it. More benefits of L-carnitine include relief from chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease and intermittent claudication, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dialysis, and male infertility and erectile dysfunction. For all these reasons…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…you don’t need to have a high cholesterol level to “require” a statin drug. Heck, you don’t even need to have heart disease. Diabetes and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke are enough to “qualify” you for a lifetime of dependency on moderate-to-high…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…and an increased risk of kidney stones. * Contributes to NAFLD. Excessive fructose consumption has also been implicated in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition most common in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever noticed a change in your…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…important because unlike LDL, which builds up in the plaque deposited in diseased arteries, HDL escorts cholesterol out of the arteries to the liver. Therefore, a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. In a placebo-controlled clinical trial, Italian researchers gave either…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…within the abdominal cavity, surrounding your organs. Carrying a “spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden cardiac death.…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…have your cholesterol, triglycerides and liver enzymes tested every three months or so. If the flushing bothers you, take the dose at bedtime so the flushing happens while you’re asleep. This therapy is not recommended for patients with liver disease, gout or ulcers. Note: To lower cholesterol…

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How to Curb Alcohol Cravings Naturally

…control their cravings for alcohol as if they caused their disease. Group counseling is typically the only “treatment” offered, which makes about as much sense as using group counseling to lower the blood sugar of people with diabetes. Yet, per Dr. Williams’ study mentioned above,…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…and diabetes. Coconut oil does raise cholesterol—but it increases HDL cholesterol, which is a good thing because a high HDL level reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. Granted, no large clinical trials have been conducted to see if this translates into protection against heart disease, but…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…because they deplete coenzyme Q10 and are associated with increased risk of memory loss and other cognitive problems, diabetes, heart failure, muscle pain and weakness, and liver damage. Furthermore, along with the extended-release niacin, participants received another drug (laropiprant) designed…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…When it comes to medical tests and screenings, a simple blood test can reveal a tremendous amount about your risk for heart attack and diabetes, immune and liver function, and more. I recommend getting a complete baseline blood workup and periodic rechecks if you’re monitoring a specific…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…facilitates fat burning in the liver, thus preventing obesity—the number-one risk factor for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease—another common condition found in people with obesity and diabetes. Heart Health Benefits of Coffee…

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