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Fructose consumption shown to damage liver by altering energy balance

(NaturalNews) Mortality from diseases of the liver has increased over the past half-century to secure a place as one of the top, leading causes of death each year in the United States. One hundred years ago, liver disease was virtually unheard of except for the occasional death from alcoholic cirrhosis. Today, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common diagnosis caused by an inability to effectively clear fat stores from the organ. Metabolic function quickly becomes compromised and liver failure can be a potentially fatal result.

Folic acid might be losing its sheen

Credited with lowering the rates of some birth defects, the vitamin also has been linked to a higher likelihood of some cancers.

BMS Halts Hep C Drug Work After Patient Dies

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced late Thursday that it's stopping development of an investigational drug for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after a patient died of heart failure and eight others were hospitalized.

The drug, an HCV nucleotide polymerase inhibitor called BMS-986094, was being tested in a phase II trial when the case of heart failure was identified. The trial was halted earlier this month.

Bristol-Myers Ends a Hepatitis C Project

Bristol-Myers Squibb said Thursday that it was discontinuing development of a hepatitis C drug that it had acquired in a $2.5 billion deal, after nine patients in a clinical trial had to be hospitalized and one of them died.

The company suspended testing of the drug on Aug. 1, after one patient in a midstage clinical trial experienced heart failure. At that time, however, there was still some question of whether the drug, known as BMS-986094, had caused the problem.

But Thursday evening, the company said that initial patient had died and that eight other patients also had to be hospitalized. Two of them remained hospitalized.

CBS News report on TA-65


CBS News report on TA-65 discusses telomeres and telomerase in regards to the aging process.  More information about TA-65

Seven foods that will naturally cleanse your liver

(NaturalNews) The primary way in which your body expels toxins is via the liver, which detoxifies and cleanses your body by continuously filtering the blood of poisons that enter it through the digestive tract, the skin, and the respiratory system. But when your liver becomes overworked as a result of stress or excessive exposure to toxins, your entire system can be thrown off balance, and your health severely compromised.

Major Hepatitis C Vaccine Discovery

By Claire Bates

The scientist who discovered hepatitis C in 1989 says he has now created a vaccine against the liver-destroying virus.

Michael Houghton, from the University of Alberta, said the vaccine was developed from a single strain but is effective against all known strains of the disease.

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