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People with HIV taking newer antiretrovirals at higher risk of fatty liver disease

People with HIV were more likely to develop fatty liver disease if they took antiretroviral treatment that contains an integrase inhibitor or tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a German research group has found. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) develops through accumulation of fat in the liver. People with diabetes and / or high body mass are more… Read More »

‘Drinking three to four cups of coffee can reduce risk of chronic liver disease’

There’s more to your morning cup of coffee than you might imagine. It turns out it could be protecting you from liver disease. But does it depend if your preference is for caf or decaf? No. Apparently, drinking coffee – whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated (ground or instant) – is linked to a lowered risk… Read More »

MGH researchers studying early onset celiac disease

A collaborative group of researchers has identified substantial microbial changes in the intestines of at-risk infants before disease onset in a new, long-term, prospective approach to the development of celiac disease. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers, along with colleagues from institutions in Italy and the University of Maryland, College… Read More »

Researchers find immune component to rare neurodegenerative disease

UT Southwestern researchers have identified an immune protein tied to the rare neurodegenerative condition known as Niemann-Pick disease type C. The finding, made in mouse models and published online in Nature, could offer a powerful new therapeutic target for Niemann-Pick disease type C, a condition that was identified more than a century ago but still… Read More »