~ February 2004 - Liver Health

Table of Contents . . .

  • The 'Hidden' Liver Disease - Most people take liver health for granted. After all, the liver is one of the body's most resilient organs and the only one capable of regenerating itself. Regrettably, most doctors are unaware of a liver ailment that strikes a significant portion of the population.

  • The Syndrome X Connection - Because abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and elevated triglyceride levels all appear to be strongly linked to NAFLD, some researchers advocate classifying NAFLD as an additional feature of the cluster of abnormalities called metabolic syndrome (or Syndrome X).

  • PPC in Viral Hepatitis - PPC (polyenylphosphatidylcholine) has been found to decrease serum aminotransferases in experimental hepatitis. In 1998, Niederau and colleagues conducted a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the effects of polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC) in combination with interferon alpha (IFN) in patients suffering from hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Announcing R-Lipoic Acid! R-Lipoic Acid is a natural form of lipoic acid that your body can synthesize and safely metabolize. It may be better absorbed and more effective as an antioxidant than alpha-lipoic acid.

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