Tag Archives: Liver

Fatty Liver Disease Is Triggered by Choline Deficiency

Choline, initially discovered in 1862,1 was officially recognized as an essential nutrient for human health by the Institute of Medicine in 1998.2 This nutrient, which you need to get from your diet, is required for:3 Healthy fetal development4 — Choline is required for proper neural tube closure,5 brain development and healthy vision.6 Research shows mothers… Read More »

Dry January: Why a liver specialist thinks the month-long detox might not be such a good idea

Dry January may encourage people to drink more in the festive season and prevent drinkers facing up to their addiction, a liver consultant has warned. Dr. Mark Wright, a consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said the month-long detox might act as a “decoy” for permanently cutting down. About five million Britons now… Read More »

Why Dry January could actually be bad for your health, liver specialist says

Many of us will be seriously contemplating taking part in Dry January today, as we nurse sore heads from New Year’s Eve celebrations. Going alcohol free for January is a popular way of starting the year after over-indulging over the festive period – more than four million people are planning to start today, according to… Read More »