How To Reduce Fatty Liver

How to Reduce Fat in Liver
How to Reduce Fat on Liver

Are you suffering from blood sugar imbalance, dull abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence and jaundice? They may be symptoms of fatty liver and don't bother even if you have fat in liver as Mother Nature can reduce it by providing natural remedies like foods, nutrients and herbal medicines. You can reduce fat in liver in a few days by using natural treatment

The other symptom that point to accumulation of fat in the liver are fatigue, bloating, weight gain, general malaise, cramping, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, loss of appetite, nausea, fever and vomiting

Alcohol, diabetes mellitus, obesity, starvation, poisons, corticosteroids, hyperlipidemia and Cushing's syndrome are the causes of fatty liver filtration. Valporic acid toxicity and high dose of tetracycline may cause Microversicular fatty liver

Reduce Fatty Liver Naturally

You can easily reduce fat liver by using natural remedies, changing over to healthy life style and taking balanced diet. Natural remedies can reduce fatty liver quickly and do not cause side effects and so they are better than conventional remedies

Grapefruits, rich in vitamin-C are effective in burning fats and restricting development of fatty liver. Eat foods rich in fiber and low in calories, meat, salads, boiled or baked vegetables and saturated fats to strengthen your liver. Eschew tobacco, alcohol and oily, spicy and fatty foods. Drink loads of water and fresh fruit juices. Do exercises regularly and take a mixture of artichoke, milk thistle, licorice and dandelion to clean, heal, rebuild and regenerate and reduce fat in liver.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to reduce SGPT level and fatty liver?
    I am writing for my dad.he is 57yrs, now in a lab report it is found that he is having high SGPT level of 104,he is having fatty liver and his triglycrides level is also high, its of about 234.please suggest me a advice to reduce SGPT and fatty liver

    • ANSWER:
      There are different reasons for having a fatty liver:
      alcohol consumption, certain medications like steriods,
      hereditary conditions, metabolic disorders, weight gain,
      losing weight too fast or being malnourished, diabetes,
      insulin resistance, High cholesterol/triglycerides,
      and others.

      Liver patients are told no alcohol...they are not to
      take any medications that are not approved of or
      prescribed by their doctors (this includes over the
      counter, herbs, vitamins, minerals, supplements).
      This is because most all medications goes through
      the liver first, to be broken down, before going to
      the rest of the body. Any liver cell damage will
      change how the liver handles drugs...it will have
      to be adjusted accordingly.

      Depending on the true cause of having the fatty liver,
      removing the cause completely will help the liver cells
      heal.
      IF this is caused by weight gain or triglyerides...it
      is best that he follow a diet that the doctor would give
      him.
      Eat fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables (washed before eatting)
      Remove skins from turkey or chicken before eatting
      Eat lean cuts of meat
      Go back to the basic foods...things that are not
      prepackaged, have alot of perservatives and salt.
      Go back to good oils like Olive oil.
      Try lowering the amount of sugar in the diet.

      It is also important to stay as healthy as he can.
      Wash hands often, use purell in between times.
      Clean shopping cart handles, door knobs, tv controllers,
      telephones and other items people touch with disinfectant
      wipes.
      Avoid open salad/food bars where people can sneeze or
      cough into them. Avoid cakes that people blow the candles
      out on.
      He doesn't want to become weaker with another illness and
      cause himself to take any additional medications.

      It is important that he try to get all his vitamins and minerals
      from the foods he eats instead of through medications.

      To learn more about this disease, here are some links
      you can click on:
      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm
      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver
      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx

      Fat infiltration in the liver can many times be reversed.
      It usually starts out as Simple Fatty liver. However,
      fat in the liver puts extra pressure inside the liver because
      the liver is surrounded by a membrane capsule. This
      can start to damage the cells if the cause is not removed.
      When the cells become damaged, the immune system
      of the body will respond to this damage and then cause
      inflammation inside the liver, also, which adds to the
      pressure there. This is then known as Steatohepatitis.
      Steato means fat, hepat means liver, and itis means
      inflammation. This is much more serious. If the inflammation
      isn't stopped it can lead to where the liver cells die off
      and form scar tissue inside the liver that blocks the flow
      of blood. This is then known as Cirrhosis of the liver.

      It is very important that the patient follow any instructions
      the doctor may give him now. Cirrhosis is not reversible,
      it is a progressive disease.

      I would ask the doctor to be referred to a dietitian or
      nutritionist who can give you ideas for the right kinds
      of meals he should have.
      Best wishes

  2. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed with fatty liver, hyperechoic. Is this because of 40 mg simvastin? How serious is this? Help!?
    I have high cholesterol. So the doctor doubled my dose of simvastatin to 40 mg. Now I have fatty liver, it is approximately 17 cm. Which is more serious the high cholesterol or the hyerechoic with no evidence of cholelithiasis?
    Is there any other treatment which would not adversely affect my liver yet significantly reduce my cholesterol? HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I seriously doubt the Simvastatin is causing your fatty liver. You are only taking half the max dose of Simvastatin. Most likely you have a biliary disease or some kind of blockage. Or you are drinking too much alcohol. If your liver was damaged prior then the Simvastatin could build in your system but your doctor should have taken Liver Function Test in your blood work. If you are concerned ask your doctor about it.

  3. QUESTION:
    how to cure from fatty liver? (non alcholic), is there any way to reduce it in 4 months.?

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty liver can occur from different things. Some
      of the well known ones are:
      weight gain, obesity, fast weight loss, malnourishment,
      diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol/triglyceride
      levels, pregnancy (third trimester), certain types of
      medications (like steriods), alcohol consumption,
      and other things.

      Once the cause is found, then things can be done
      to try and reverse it.

      It would be best...if this is from weight gain or obesity...
      to ask the doctor to refer you to either a dietitian or
      nutritionist. They will take into account all your medical
      problems and give you a diet based on that. It will
      be the best for you, since they will be sure you get all
      the vitamins and minerals, proteins from the foods you
      eat.

      This may be a temporary substitute diet:
      Remove all skins from the poultry you eat.
      Use only good oils like olive oil or canola oils.
      Try to bake, broil, boil your foods instead of fry them.
      Avoid preservative, prepackaged, or fast foods.
      Use fresh fruits and vegetables that you wash before
      eatting. Next in line would be frozen...avoid canned.
      Lessen the amount of milk, cheese in your diet...
      if this is because of cholesterol levels.

      This is what happens in fatty liver disease.
      The fat build up inside the liver. At first it may not
      cause any problem (simple fatty liver)..however,
      if it continues to build up, it causes pressure inside
      the liver. The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
      capsule. The liver cells then can be damaged.
      The immune system of the body respond to this damage
      and then causes inflammation inside the liver.
      It is now known as Steatohepatitis (steato means fat,
      hepat means liver, and itis means inflammation).

      This is then more serious. If the problem cannot be
      reversed, it can proceed to where the liver cells die
      off and form scar tissue inside the liver and is then
      known as Cirrhosis of the liver.

      It is best to be with either a gastroenterologist or
      hepatologist now. He can direct you in the best
      treatment and diet that is available to help you.

      Here are some links on Fatty liver disease:
      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver
      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx
      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm
      http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-liver

      Best wishes...

  4. QUESTION:
    i have fatty liver my alkaline phosphate level has been increased in one month?
    i have fatty liver my alkaline phosphate level has been increased in one month it has been increased to 278 from 190 though other enzime hav been decrease i.e. sgpt 238 to28and sgot 58 to 18. what r the causes how can i reduce level of alkaline phosphate.

    • ANSWER:
      To cure liver dis-function, i shall advise you to take Dry FIGS 4-6 pieces at bed time, please chew the figs in such a way that their seeds are crushed completely, now swallow them & drink warm milk. continue this process for 20 days.
      Purchase from market HOMOEO medicine CARDUAS M---- Q potency SBL make 30 ml.Put 15 drops of medicine in 10 ml coconut oil & smash the oil , now apply oil in lower portion of right ribs & massage gently for 2 minutes.twice a day. Also have CARDUAS M-----30 potency SBL make 30 ml pack. Now 1 drop medicine in half cup water be administer thrice a day for 20 days.
      I hope you will see the miracle of above advises.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you repair a fatty liver caused by Advil?
    I took generic Advil as a teenager, a lot. I would take 6 pills at a time once a day for a headache. I didn't take them every day, but when I had a pain, I would take 6 pills, simply because the bottle read that you shouldn't take more than 6 in a 24 hour period. About two years ago I went to the doctor for a physical and she told me that I have a fatty liver which is worse than a 90 year old man. I have heard many things since then about how to repair my liver such as exercise and diet, but I don't know if they are working. Does anybody know of any other ways to reduce the amount of fat in my liver?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    The doctors say my husband has a fatty liver.....?
    I have researched this, and I need more information. AST 45, ALT 114, GGT 85, BILIRUBIN 1.6, GLUCOSE NORMAL, ALKALINE PHOSPHATEASE 58, PROTEIN 8.2,ALBUMIN 3.2, TTL CHOLESTORAL 187, LDL 114,HDL 4.3, LDL/HDL 2.66,TRYGLERCRIDES 149, HEP/HIV NON REACTIVE AND NEGATIVE. He does chew tobacco. I need someone that can interpret this and tell me how bad they think things might be, and what the best course of action will be to reduce/reverse this. Becuase of these levels, our life insurance wants to jack up prices, etc. I have been looking online for information, but I thought if I could get a professional opnion from somewhere, it might help as well. I am worried about his health safety.

    thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      I guess I tripped over your question as I was trying to find liver disease groups. There does not seem to be a specific group for fatty liver disease problems. Also there does not seem to be much information on it except that you stop drinking or if you are not drinking stop eating and loose weight, and exercise. In my case I have been fumbling with NAFLD- nonalcoholic fatty liver disease for 9 years and although I have not lost significant amount of weight and I fluctuate, I am still around and maybe feeling a little better than I used to.

      If you get a copy of the test, it tells you right next to the numbers the acceptable range. Although I am not very good at these scores, they look not too bad to me.

      I know that I have become a vegetarian ( almost) mainly because it FEELs better to eat vegetable and fruit then it does to eat meat lately. I eat small amount of meat , very little fatty stuff, and absolutely no nicotine, caffein or alcohol. I am feeling better than I have for years, but it took years to get here. Clara from OR

  7. QUESTION:
    Does Milk Thistle help to protect your liver against toxins?
    I am asking this because I am a weekend binge drinker and I know that binge drinking can harm the liver leading to fatty liver disease, then alcoholic hepatitis and eventually chirrosis of the liver. I want to know if there is any way I can slow the process down or to prevent or reduce the damage I do to my liver by weekend binge drinking. People tell me there is no way to do that and that the only way to not damage your liver is drinking in moderation only. But moderation doesn't work for me cause currently the recommended moderate drinking is defined by health experts to be only one drink per day for females. And I drink wine so that would mean I would only be able to have one five ounce glass of wine (as they consider a full glass to be 5 ounces) per day. Which is way too low for me cause five ounces isn't worth it cause it's a very small serving and not good enough for me. I do not drink every day just every Friday, Saturday and Sunday but when I do it's a 750 ml bottle of wine on each of these days. I don't think that's a huge amount especially for a period of 72 hours because I think my liver is done filtering the previous bottle I had by the next day so I can drink another. Or am I wrong? I do not want to drink only one five ounce glass of wine per day cause it's too little but if I choose to stay at my current drinking level will I get chirrosis of the liver over time? If so how long would it take? Am I at lower risk cause I don't binge every day just every weekend and Fridays? Is there anything I can do or take to prevent or reduce damage or delay it much further such as taking Milk Thistle or other liver stuff????
    william I try my best to not drink very often but when weekends and holidays comes I just can't help it cause it isn't fair that everyone else will be having champagne and I'd have to stick with soda, plus it's very childish too.
    Chirrosis is usually what alcoholics get after at least a decade or more of alcohol abuse and stuff. As for liver cancer I am not sure if that is caused by alcoholism. I think it's more commonly caused by other stuff.
    william but not drinking at all is not an option for me since I like it so much and not having something you like at least sometimes would suck.
    abijann, didn't you tell someone else as I saw on here that right now you do not need to stay sober for 6 months anymore. You said now they are viewing it by case by case basis. And is a 750 ml bottle of wine over consuming? cause it only fills up two large glasses (although not wine glasses).
    can you please answer me?
    I want to be able to drink cause I like it besides I would probably die if I could not drink not even on holidays such as my birthday. But I would also like to know if there is any way I can drink as much as I prefer and stay without chirrosis? What about liv 52? or other liver stuff I can take?
    abijan, I had a blood test done recently but no one called me back so I assume the results were normal or they would have called back but the thing is I am not 100% sure if a regular blood test shows liver function or not. Can you tell me?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    What percentage of people who drink above the recommended units per week get chirrosis of the liver?
    I know it is different for men and women but who would get chirrosis first if they drink in large amounts a man or a woman and how many years would it take them for them to get it? Do all binge drinkers get chirrosis? or do some just have different health problems such as just a fatty liver? If a woman drinks about 3-4 drinks a day 4 times a week every week can she get chirrosis if she can how many years would it take? is there some drug or supplement she can take to reduce damage for example Lechitan? I take Lovaza, bitter melon and vitamin b supplements every day so I think I am reducing my health problems by drinking at this level. I simply am not willing to stick by the recommended 14 units per week safe limits they are too low that means that is only 1 liter of wine per week I have calculated it it is less than 1.5 liters of wine per week and since I am one of those people that are not able to spread a bottle out through a couple of days since I like to leave the bottle empty with nothing in there and I cannot leave an opened bottle in the fridge since I do not live alone and I do not like sharing my drinks with anyone. I want to know what my chances are that I will never develop serious liver problems if I drink 3-4 drinks a day 3, 4 and occassionally 5 times a week usually one day after the other but with 3-4 alcohol free days following after those days.
    Do you have to be a male in order to drink that much and not have any long term affects or if a woman is used to this much alcohol can she get away with it too? I have called a rehab program and told them how much I drink each week and they say unless it is effecting my life in a negative way for example, if I get violent when I drink they say the level I drink at is not really a problem unless I get violent or hurt people when I drink.

    • ANSWER:
      you say that you don,t drink to much in your point of view so why then are you taking so many supplements to combat disease related to drink.
      please cut down at least one a day and cut down supplements to as they could also affect your health if you take too much.
      nic

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get my Gamma GT levels down?
    I am a recovering alcoholic and haven't had a drink since the start of 2010. I have been told I have a fatty liver but I would like to get my Gamma GT level reduced. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep yourself healthy and keep off of drinking for atleast 3 months.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to lower down SGPT?
    Hi all,

    Last January 26, I had a series of blood tests in my body because I wasn't feeling well and it was somewhat a general checkup that the doctor suggested. I remembered that my cholesterol was 220 and my SGPT was 81. The reference value is saying that I am indeed above the normal cholesterol and SGPT level. However, the doctor did not get alarmed about the SGPT. He said I was fine and I just need to diet.

    Last Febuary 24, I had symptoms of acid reflux and I feel like vomiting after eating or drinking water (except I don't vomit the food that I eat). I went to a different doctor this time, one who is expert in Gastro Internal medicine. He looked at my former blood results (last January 26) and said that my SGPT/Cholesterol were High. He then requested for another blood test and this time, my SGPT went down to 62. Cholesterol is still high. He then requested for an ultrasound of my liver and we found out that I have a

    MILD FATTY Liver.

    He also did a gastroscopy of my stomach and found out that I had gastritis. No threatening symptoms in my stomach.

    He decided that we do something about those 2 High results and gave me medicine to lower down the cholesterol level and vitamins that could fix my SGPT. At this time, I've been taking a lot of medicines - 1) for my gastritis 2) liver 3) stress medicine 4) another for my gastritis.
    It has been going on for a while and now I decided to return to my doctor.

    Now I had my blood test and we found out that my cholesterol level went down from 220 to 150 which is good. But the problem is my SGPT, it is now 79!

    My doctor said that it was because I was drinking the cholesterol medicine. Now he said that since my cholesterol is fine, I should stop the cholesterol medicine to lower down the SGPT.

    I'm not doubting my doctor but is that true? I did some research and I believe there is a truth on what he said.

    He also said that I should just continue my Gastritis tablet and Liver vitamins for 2 months. He reduced the Gastritis tablet for once a day, it was 2x a day before. He also said I should exercise and have a strict diet.

    Well I guess this are my real questions:

    1) Is 79 alarming for my SGPT level? (normal is 42)

    2) What are the best ways to lower down SGPT and how fast will it go down? Can I achieve something in 10 days? Because I'm planning to check my SGPT level after 10 days.

    3) Can an Ultrasound detect Hepatitis? I read something about negative results of Hepatitis in the Ultrasound results. I don't know if that is relative information or what.

    Thank you very much.
    BTW, the last time I drank alcohol was September of 2008. Since that day I never had alcohol intake in my body to date.

    • ANSWER:
      First off, I have to say your original doctor sounds like a keeper (and I do not say that often). Your original Total Cholesterol of 220 is not alarming (depending on the ratios of LDL and HDL), in fact it was considered normal until the pharmaceutical companies decided that cholesterol medications would be their number one sellers by lowering what was considered normal. You likely could have lowered it by modifying your diet and exercising.
      I find 150 total cholesterol to be alarming, especially when you know it is being caused by a medication that blocks an enzyme in your body that is not specific to the formation of cholesterol alone, but other important processes and nutrients too.
      Your Doctor is spot on about dropping the cholesterol meds. GGTP is elevated and this could be caused by too much alcohol use in the past or Gallbladder (or bile duct or pancreas) problems. If your stomach gets upset when you eat greasy or fatty foods, if your stools are greasy, shiny, light or clay colored and you get pain between your shoulder blades, it is more likely from the gallbladder.
      I can't tell you how long it will take to improve because more testing and questioning needs to be done to determine what is wrong. Once you determine what part of your body is in distress you can follow an action plan based on lifestyle changes and likely nutritional supplements, like your doctor has suggested.
      If your physician suspects hepatitis then they can run an antibody test.
      I hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can anyone take Liv 52?
    Do I have to get a Doctor to Prescribe Liv 52 or can anyone take it. I did a blood test and it showed elevated ALT/AST levels. It was diognised as fatty liver. I have started exercising regularly and want to bring the levels to normalcy as fast as possible. I have a belly and want to reduce it desperately. Also, I live in New Zealand and don't know how to order Liv 52 in New Zealand. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, its good for liver, if u have any relative or friend in india , ask them to send you the medicine

  12. QUESTION:
    Elevated ALT levels and high Cholestrol?
    I am 29 years old female, weight 138 pounds and height 5 feet 7 inches. I went for general checkup and my results showed a total cholestrol of 288 and LDL at 189. My liver test showed ALT at 79 with normal as <40. AST showed 37 with normal being <30. I don't drink alcohol and don't smoke. I am not sure why there is such a sudden increase in the ALT and cholestrol. Last years medical test showed normal liver functioning and cholestrol within normal limits. I was asked to get a LFT (Liver function Test) done. But I had a change in residence. In the new place I contacted a doctor and he said after looking at the ALT levels that I have Non Alcoholic fatty liver. Now I have these questions
    1. Do I need to get a second opinion? Or just reduce around 15 pounds as he suggested?
    2. Is there a possibility of any other problems than fatty liver?
    3. How can he know I have non alcoholic fatty liver just by looking at my test results?
    Any suggestions would be greatly helpful to me in deciding.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be with either a gastroenterologist (someone who deals with
      digestive diseases) or a hepatologist
      (someone who specializes in the liver.
      One blood test may show a problem...but
      no testing is 100% accurate. It usually
      takes a series of these tests to be done to
      be sure that a mistake hasn't been made.
      They have checked your lipid levels, which
      is your cholesterol, HDL, VLDL, and LDL...
      some people can have high levels of this
      due to hereditary conditions. The doctor
      usually places a person on a lower
      cholesterol diet first...to see how far down
      this level goes...if it doesn't decrease well,
      then they are usually placed on medication
      to bring it down...like statins.

      You had your liver enzymes checked and
      they appear to be higher than normal, as
      you stated. If you had another blood test
      done, known as LFT or Liver function tests..
      it will show them if the cells of the liver
      are functioning well enough to do the job
      they normally do to keep the body well.
      It would be wise for them to do this.

      If you have had no other testing besides
      the blood work to view the liver itself...
      then I would say to get a second opinion...
      more testing needs to be done to be sure
      what is causing the liver problem.
      Usually, liver disease starts out as
      inflammation of the liver cells and has a
      number of other causes...not just fatty liver:
      alcohol consumption, medication toxification, chemical exposure, biiary
      blockage or malformation leading to strictures of the bile ducts, mushroom
      poisoning, Hepatitis virus like Hep A,B,C,
      etc. and more. If you believe it is a fatty
      liver...losing weight does help those who
      have this. The fat that builds up inside the
      cells can damage the liver cells.

      Doctors usually start out with blood tests
      and then move to the least invasive tests:
      like the ultrasound, Ct scan, or MRI.
      They can see how the blood is flowing,
      if there are any nodules present, if the
      liver is enlarged because of inflammation,
      if the liver appears to be fatty and so much
      more. If the liver shows damage to the cells
      then they may proceed to an invasive test,
      as a last resort, known as the liver biopsy.

      What they see on the liver enzymes ALT and AST level...isn't enough to diagnose
      your problem. They may be going by
      your medical history. These enzymes
      may be normally elevated because of
      hereditary condition and be perfectly
      normal for you; they can also be elevated
      if you did exercise before you had them done and there may be other reasons for
      their elevation.

      It never hurts to get a second opinion to
      be sure if you think the doctor is wrong or
      uncertain in your diagnosis. We don't
      have enough information here to make
      a determination on this.

      Best wishes to you.

  13. QUESTION:
    What should be done to decrease the obesity rates? Do we want an ill nation?
    Since it is estimated that 75% of Americans will be obese by 2015....

    And since obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death.

    Evidence: Child Obesity Linked to Early Death, Before Age 55
    Obesity responsible for more than - 100,000 cases of cancer per year
    Childhood obesity - linked to stiff arteries
    - linked to fewer "pleasure" receptors
    - linked to poor school performance
    - linked to more liver disease than alcohol :O
    - linked to lower testosterone levels
    - early puberty in young girls
    Teen Obesity - Linked to Later Multiple Sclerosis
    - increases risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
    - increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
    - increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
    - Diabetes
    - Dyslipidemia
    - Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
    - High blood pressure
    - can increase the risk of dementia up to 80%
    - Gynecological problems
    - increases risk of Fibromygalia
    - linked to sexual Dysfunction
    - linked to lower sperm count
    -- increased risk of many cancers

    - breast cancer
    - endometrial cancer
    - colorectal cancer
    - ovarian cancer
    - gallbladder
    - aggressive prostate cancer
    - pancreatic cancer
    - esophageal cancers
    - kidney cancer

    Obesity = brain shrinkage = stupidity ....

    Imagine how stupid America will be....

    "The researchers found that all of these OBESITY indicators were inversely
    associated with total brain volume - that is, the higher any indicator was, the SMALLER THE BRAIN VOLUME -
    and that the association between abdominal fat and brain volume was the strongest of all.
    Waist-to-hip ratio was also found to be associated with increased temporal horn volume,
    independently of other obesity indicators.
    The temporal horn is a part of the ventricular system; its volume is known to increase with age,
    and in conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, depression and schizophrenia.
    Enlargement of the temporal horn invariably involves a reduction in the volume of temporal lobe structures such as
    the hippocampus, and thus is closely associated with MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS.

    Cancer
    "Fat cells produce estrogen, which are now known to be a factor in breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
    Fatty tissue also affects the way the body metabolizes insulin,
    which can alter how sugar is processed and how it ultimately gets to cells.

    Fatty tissue, also known as adipose tissue, produces hormones on its own that could play a role in promoting cancer cells.
    It also has been shown to produce chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body.

    Sources:
    http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2010/06/obesity_linked_to_brain_shrinkage_and_dementia.php
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-10-16-obesity-gene_N.htm
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721275
    http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/cancer/articles/2009/01/05/obesity-linked-to-ovarian-cancer.html
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Neurology/MultipleSclerosis/16922
    http://osteoarthritis.about.com/b/2009/03/29/obesity-linked-to-osteoarthritis-and-joint-replacement-complications.htm
    http://calorielab.com/news/2008/11/22/fatty-liver-obesity/

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm59e0803a1.htm?s_cid=mm59e0803a1_e%0D%0A
    Lib Nemesis I care about my nation.

    And if you want to remain a super power... know that our military is shrinking...

    many can not qualify

    • ANSWER:
      Stop blaming the people and hold corporations and our government accountable. Stop allowing them to to use steroids in beef and chicken. Stop regulating the produce, so that it isn't expensive to eat healthy. Change the schools back to the way they were, when you had to take Physical education everyday in all grades. Stop consolidating schools in the name of saving money, so kids have to ride a bus instead of walking to school, and finally build more parks and playgrounds.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to Fix Gynecomastia naturally?
    I started to have the Gynecomastia about year ago. My nipples started to feel sore and sensivite and I really didn't think much of it.
    I never used any drugs, but I did use supplements, for working out.
    I went to the doctor about 2 months ago and we found out that my liver wasn't functioning right.
    I found out I had a fatty liver, with extremely high level of Triglycerides.
    The doctor has put me on a medication and would like to see the decrease of the Triglycerides before he even thinks about prescribing me a drug for Gynecomastia.
    I have lowered my triglyceride level, but I would like to use something natrual or vitamins to help the reduce of the Gynecomastia.

    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    having a hard time understanding this article, please help?
    The liver stores glucose by converting it to glycogen.(I understand so far) It holds perhaps a 12-hour supply of glucose in its glycogen(typo, did it mean liver? If it converts to glycogen how can it be held in glycogen?) . Once you finish digesting all of the carbohydrates that you last ate, the liver starts converting its stored glycogen back into glucose and releases it to maintain glucose in the blood. (Understood)Lipolysis (lip-what?) also starts breaking down fat in the fat cells and releasing fatty acids into the bloodstream. Tissues that do not need to use glucose for energy (for example, muscle cells) start burning the fatty acids. This reduces the glucose demand so that nerve cells get the glucose. (ok, how does this affect your body?)
    Once the liver runs out of glycogen, the liver converts to a process called gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenesis turns amino acids into glucose. (um, no comprendo on the last part)

    comments in () are mine, everything else is the web article
    oopsies, pressed the wrong category, ok. From now on, please comment about how you feel about diets and ignore the above info ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, is this a survey? Or a joke? I think your in the wrong room. We ain't that smart here.

      I don't eat liver, sorry

  16. QUESTION:
    Need help with biology?
    Please read the article and help explain refering to the comments in the()

    The liver stores glucose by converting it to glycogen.(I understand so far) It holds perhaps a 12-hour supply of glucose in its glycogen(typo, did it mean liver? If it converts to glycogen how can it be held in glycogen?) . Once you finish digesting all of the carbohydrates that you last ate, the liver starts converting its stored glycogen back into glucose and releases it to maintain glucose in the blood. (Understood)Lipolysis (lip-what?) also starts breaking down fat in the fat cells and releasing fatty acids into the bloodstream. Tissues that do not need to use glucose for energy (for example, muscle cells) start burning the fatty acids. This reduces the glucose demand so that nerve cells get the glucose. (ok, how does this affect your body?)
    Once the liver runs out of glycogen, the liver converts to a process called gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenesis turns amino acids into glucose. (I got lost)

    • ANSWER:
      What we're talking about here is how your body gets energy. As you probably know, there are generally three major sources (you see them on all the food labels): fats (also called lipids), carbohydrates (things like sugar, including glucose), and proteins (things made of amino acids - your excerpt doesn't much talk about them, so we'll ignore them from here on out too).

      Now, if you left all the sugars in your bloodstream, it would throw a lot of things out of whack. Your body tries to always maintain a certain balance. So when there's lots of glucose in your blood, the liver takes it out and turns it into something else (glycogen in this case). Then, when there's too little glucose in your blood, the liver takes that other stuff and turns it back into glucose. Handy.

      Glucose is particularly important because there are some cells in your body (like your brain) that pretty much ONLY run on glucose. So if that runs out then you start to be in big trouble. Your brain is a HUGE user of energy, consuming about 20% of your body's oxygen and as much as 30% of your body's energy all by itself.

      And that's why, when blood sugar starts running down, your body tries to save much of what's left for your brain. Fat cells are broken into those fatty acids as an alternate energy source for all your other tissues. Your liver starts trying to turn other things that are lying around into glucose... amino acids in this case, which come from those proteins. And so it goes until you eat something sugary again.

      Don't let the vocabulary hang you up. Some of these terms you'll see over and over again, so let's define some of them now:

      -LYSIS is breaking something up. You may have heard of cells being 'lysed', or of the 'lysosome' organelle which breaks down stuff in the cell. Any time you see some variant of this, it means it's destroying something else. So glycolysis breaks glucose down, lipolysis breaks lipids down, and so on.

      -GENESIS is exactly the opposite - building something up. If you're making it from scratch, they may stick 'neo' (meaning new) in there too. So gluconeogenesis is making new glucose. You can tell just from how the word is put together.

      Particularly in this section, you'll probably want to keep on the lookout for GLUCO- (having to do with glucose specifically or carbohydrates in general) and LIPO- (having to do with lipids or fats). You'll see it other places too: the 'liposome' is the organelle in a cell that holds lipids, for example.

      Hope that helps! Sounds like you're actually getting most of what's going on!

  17. QUESTION:
    HB pony club test question?
    I'm going to be taking my HB test in a few months. I know there is a depth of knowledge sheet on the PC website, but I feel like I don't understand how in depth I need to be. Can someone explain to me how in depth my answer should be? Would an answer like this be ok:

    Question: Why does a horse need carbohydrates and what are the primary sources?
    Answer: There are two types of carbohydrates, soluble and non soluble carbohydrates. Soluble carbs like starches and sugars, are defined by their ability to break down into simple sugars called glucose, which are then absorbed by the small intestine and assimlitated into the blood stream. Insulin continues the proces by transferring glucose to the liver and msucles where it is stored for utilization on demand. This reserve of energy is called glycogen. Glycogen provides the power for physical activities. Starch from corn, oats, barley, and molasses are most commonly equated to soluble carbs. Horses who are intensive work require adequate soluble carbs in their diet to maintain adequate muscle glygogen levels.
    Insoluble carbs are derived from cellulose, which is digested by microbes in the cecum and large intestine. Insoluble carbs are transformed into volatile fatty acids which are eventually absorbed and held by the liver as an additional energy source. Nutrients found in forages such as hay, grass, beet pulp, and soybean hulls are the main suppliers of insoluble carbs.
    Problems may occur when feeding excess amounts of soluble carbs in grain. When the starches are broken down in the stomach and small intestine, they are thought to release a surplus of glucose and insulin into the blood stream. The intake of excessive amounts of starch and sugar can lead to metabolic upsets. Also, when not starches aren't broken down enough, residual starches enter the cecum and ferment, which is where colic and intestinal disorders originate.
    Insoluble carbs should not be compromised in an effort to reduce starches and sugars as it is fundamental for an efficient digestive system.

    • ANSWER:
      In pony club, it's usually best to have a very detailed answer, and let them cut you off when they've heard enough!

      Here is a great study guide website with many links to help you:
      http://midcal.ponyclub.org/study_aids.htm

  18. QUESTION:
    Please help me with my science questions?
    these are questions i need to answer that i have no idea what the answers are. please help and tell me how sure you are on the questions you know.

    1. if the common bile duct is blocked, the skin will become:
    a. cyanotic
    b. jaundiced
    c.ischemic
    d.icteric

    2. the liver manufactures all of the following plasma proteins except:
    a. albumin
    b.fibrinogen
    c.prothrombin
    d.hemoglobin

    3. the liver prepares urea, the chief waste product of:
    a. protien meabolism
    b.glucose metabolism
    c. fatty acids
    d. glycerol

    4. the gallbladder stores bile, which is released when:
    a.foods high in fat enter the stomach
    b.foods with protein content enter the stomach
    c. foods high in fat enter the duodunum
    d.foods low in fat content enter the stomach

    5. the large intestine is:
    a. longer in length and larger in diameter that the small intestine
    b. the same size as the small intestine
    c. shorter in length and larger in diameter that the small intestine
    d.shorter in length but with the same diameter as the small intestine

    6. below the ileocecal valce is a blind puch called the :
    a. appendix
    b. cecum
    c. sigmoid
    d. rectum

    7. the final structure of the colon is the:
    a. sigmoid colon
    b. descending colon
    c. rectum
    d. anal canal

    FILL IN THE BLANKS-

    word bank- cirrhosis, constipation, crohn's disease, diarrea, diverticula, heartburn, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, heatal hernia, histamine, H. pylori, gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux, pyloric stenosis, stomach cancer, stressm ulcer

    1. many symptoms of degestive problems are caused by________
    2. when the sphincter muscle is weak and the stomach contents flow up into the esophagus, the condition is _________
    3.___________ _____________ occurs in many people over age 50, the stomach protrudes above the diaphragm.
    4. A backflow of the acidic gastric juices causes indigestion or________
    5. a narrowing of the sphincter at the lower end of the stomach causing projectile vomiting is _____ ______
    6. a lesion that occurs in the linging of the stomach or small intestine is an__________
    7. research shows that most ulcers are caused by the bacteria __________
    8. drugs that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach are called ___________ blockers.
    9. Chronic dehydration, ulceration of the bowel, and personal embarrassment are symptoms of ______________ ___________
    10. __________ is a viral infection of the liver, spread through contaminated food and water, enteric precautions must be followed
    11. the majority of people over age 60 have little sacs called ______________, that develop in the wall of the colon
    12. loose, watery bowel movements that can lead to dehydration are called ___________________
    13. a condition of hardened stool that can be caused by anxiety, fear, fright, is known as ________________

    • ANSWER:
      Part 1

      1. b , 2. d, 3. b

      Part 2

      2. gastro reflux
      3. hiatal hernia
      4. heartburn
      5. pyloric stenosis
      6. ulcer
      7. H. pylori
      8. histmaine
      9. Crohn's
      10. Hep A
      11. diverticula
      12. diarrhea
      13. constipation

  19. QUESTION:
    How do we decrease the obesity rates?
    How do we decrease the obesity rates?
    What should be done to decrease the obesity rates?
    Since it is estimated that 75% of Americans will be obese by 2015....

    And since obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death.

    Evidence: Child Obesity Linked to Early Death, Before Age 55
    Obesity responsible for more than - 100,000 cases of cancer per year
    Childhood obesity - linked to stiff arteries
    - linked to fewer "pleasure" receptors
    - linked to poor school performance
    - linked to more liver disease than alcohol :O
    - linked to lower testosterone levels
    - early puberty in young girls
    Teen Obesity - Linked to Later Multiple Sclerosis
    - increases risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
    - increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
    - increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
    - Diabetes
    - Dyslipidemia
    - Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
    - High blood pressure
    - can increase the risk of dementia up to 80%
    - Gynecological problems
    - increases risk of Fibromygalia
    - linked to sexual Dysfunction
    - linked to lower sperm count
    -- increased risk of many cancers

    - breast cancer
    - endometrial cancer
    - colorectal cancer
    - ovarian cancer
    - gallbladder
    - aggressive prostate cancer
    - pancreatic cancer
    - esophageal cancers
    - kidney cancer

    Obesity = brain shrinkage = stupidity ....

    Imagine how stupid America will be....

    "The researchers found that all of these OBESITY indicators were inversely
    associated with total brain volume - that is, the higher any indicator was, the SMALLER THE BRAIN VOLUME -
    and that the association between abdominal fat and brain volume was the strongest of all.
    Waist-to-hip ratio was also found to be associated with increased temporal horn volume,
    independently of other obesity indicators.
    The temporal horn is a part of the ventricular system; its volume is known to increase with age,
    and in conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, depression and schizophrenia.
    Enlargement of the temporal horn invariably involves a reduction in the volume of temporal lobe structures such as
    the hippocampus, and thus is closely associated with MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS.

    Cancer
    "Fat cells produce estrogen, which are now known to be a factor in breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
    Fatty tissue also affects the way the body metabolizes insulin,
    which can alter how sugar is processed and how it ultimately gets to cells.

    Fatty tissue, also known as adipose tissue, produces hormones on its own that could play a role in promoting cancer cells.
    It also has been shown to produce chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body.

    Yes I already asked this question.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…

    And

    are cheap additives harmful?

    is it the high fructose corn syrup? msg? is it the toxins in the meat?

    • ANSWER:
      One good way is to eliminate the government subsidies on farming and the FDA ran food industry.

      They don't make food naturally anymore, they practically soak everything we eat in chemicals, additives, subsidies, and etc.

      Almost everything in the market these days is high in sodium, subsidized materials, and chemicals which is exactly why America is so unhealthy.

      Good food is twice as expensive as the shit grown on farm subsidies.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to lower the obesity rates?
    Since it is estimated that 75% of Americans will be obese by 2015....

    And since obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increases the risk for many serious chronic diseases and premature death.

    Evidence:

    Child Obesity Linked to Early Death, Before Age 55
    Obesity responsible for more than - 100,000 cases of cancer per year
    Childhood obesity - linked to stiff arteries
    - linked to fewer "pleasure" receptors
    - linked to poor school performance
    - linked to more liver disease than alcohol :O
    - linked to lower testosterone levels
    - early puberty in young girls
    Teen Obesity - Linked to Later Multiple Sclerosis
    - increases risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
    - increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
    - increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
    - Diabetes
    - Dyslipidemia
    - Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
    - High blood pressure
    - can increase the risk of dementia up to 80%
    - Gynecological problems
    - increases risk of Fibromygalia
    - linked to sexual Dysfunction
    - linked to lower sperm count
    -- increased risk of many cancers
    - breast cancer
    - endometrial cancer
    - colorectal cancer
    - ovarian cancer
    - gallbladder
    - aggressive prostate cancer
    - pancreatic cancer
    - esophageal cancers
    - kidney cancer

    Obesity = brain shrinkage = stupidity ....

    "The researchers found that all of these OBESITY indicators were inversely
    associated with total brain volume - that is, the higher any indicator was, the SMALLER THE BRAIN VOLUME -
    and that the association between abdominal fat and brain volume was the strongest of all.
    Waist-to-hip ratio was also found to be associated with increased temporal horn volume,
    independently of other obesity indicators.
    The temporal horn is a part of the ventricular system; its volume is known to increase with age,
    and in conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, depression and schizophrenia.
    Enlargement of the temporal horn invariably involves a reduction in the volume of temporal lobe structures such as
    the hippocampus, and thus is closely associated with MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS.

    Cancer
    "Fat cells produce estrogen, which are now known to be a factor in breast cancer and endometrial cancer.
    Fatty tissue also affects the way the body metabolizes insulin,
    which can alter how sugar is processed and how it ultimately gets to cells.

    Fatty tissue, also known as adipose tissue, produces hormones on its own that could play a role in promoting cancer cells.
    It also has been shown to produce chronic, low-grade inflammation in the body.

    Oh and currently, there are 52 million americans suffering from arthritis.
    Turns out, 10 extra pounds increases the force on each knee by between 30 and 60 pounds with every step.

    Other question: How much are obesity induced diseases costing america?

    • ANSWER:
      Easy: kill all the fat people. Done.