Weight Loss Surgery Improved Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing problem in the United States as obesity rates continue to grow. Now, researchers think they have found a great way to treat this liver condition.
Coffee Drinkers with Cirrhosis Lived Longer
A few cups of coffee every day may provide more than a boost to get through the day. That hot brew may also save lives, at least among a subset of people with cirrhosis of the liver, new research suggests.
Vitamin D May Bolster Immune System
Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D may play an important role in keeping older adults healthy, according to one new study.
Weight-Loss Surgeries Not Created Equal for Heartburn Patients
Surgery to help with weight loss is becoming more common and more varied, but these surgeries might not help with every weight-related issue, a new study says.
Quinoa for a Gluten-Free Diet
Quinoa is a high-protein grain from South America that has become more popular in recent years. A recent study examined whether people who could not eat gluten could tolerate this grain.
Eating Fiber to Prevent Diverticular Disease
Dietary fiber can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A recent study showed that getting enough daily fiber may help to prevent a digestive system disease.
Handling Heartburn During the Holidays
During the holidays, there's plenty to consider, especially when it comes to planning meals and get-togethers. With all those meals, another major concern for some might be how to avoid heartburn.
Stomach Bug Possibly Tied to Obesity
Obesity raises the risk for issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but could obesity also increase the risk for an infection of the gut? Researchers are exploring the possibility.
Good Bacteria for Healthy Guts
Companies selling foods like yogurt and kombucha use advertisements boasting about their products' live probiotics and cultures, but do these products have any real health benefits?
More Fiber, Less Tummy Trouble
With inflammatory bowel disease, the immune system attacks the body’s cells instead of foreign cells, causing severe tummy trouble. It has been suggested that a high-fiber diet may help keep these diseases at bay.