Curcumin Protects From Liver Fibrosis!

The liver is an important organ that you must protect. Diabetes and obesity can be dangerous to the liver.
The liver is an important organ that you must protect. Diabetes and obesity can be dangerous to the liver.

NAFLD is Dangerous. Protect Your Liver!

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a condition that effects about 33% of all Americans, but the problem is most don't know they have the disease.

Experts believe the condition is due to having the concurrent conditions of obesity and diabetes as well as to genetic factors.

The disease can lead to inflammation, cirrhosis of the liver and worse. Symptoms include a dull ache in the upper right quadrant (which is under the rib cage).

Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric--and now researchers have found that it may protect the liver!
Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric--and now researchers have found that it may protect the liver!

Curcumin May Help Protect Your Liver!

Curcumin is a phytochemical* that's found in the spice turmeric. Curcumin has been found to have numerous, miraculous properties. Now there's a new benefit to add to the list.

A recent study has found that leptin, a hormone which increases when one is over-weight and suffers from diabetes, also stimulates negative liver activity that leads to liver fibrosis (the development of extra fibrous connective tissue in the liver).

The researchers found that curcumin reduced leptin’s effect!

The study was conducted at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri, and reported in the journal Endocrinology by Dr. Chen, PhD, director of research, Saint Louis University’s department of pathology and Dr. Tang, Zhengzhou University, Henan, China.

* Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants.

Always visit your doctor before starting any new therapy or treatment!
Always visit your doctor before starting any new therapy or treatment!

Curcumin: The Doctor Speaks...

Dr. Chen further adds, "While research in an animal model and human clinical trials are needed, our study suggests that curcumin may be an effective therapy to treat and prevent liver fibrosis..."

And who could ask for better news?

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great ..nice post


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