VIDEO: Fatty Liver Foundation looks to ‘blunt’ liver disease epidemic

Healio Gastroenterology spoke with Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation on the goals the foundation has this year, including increasing screening for liver disease and working around the COVID-19 pandemic.He said nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is more hazardous than diabetes and smoking, and it is not spoken of enough. He said more people…

Study challenges report that Mediterranean is best overall diet

U.S. News & World Report recently named Mediterranean the best overall diet. However, a study has found that a vegan diet improved lipid concentrations, body weight and insulin sensitivity better than the Mediterranean diet.However, the study also showed that the Mediterranean diet was associated with greater reductions in BP, according to researchers.“Previous studies have not…

Dietary factors may have role in development of CRC

Factors related to diet, including fiber and alcohol intake, were associated with the development or prevention of colorectal cancer, according to study results.“Several systematic reviews with meta-analysis of prospective observational studies have summarized evidence for the associations between dietary factors and the incidence of [colorectal cancer (CRC)],” Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Pharm D, PhD, from the department…

‘We need to see the data’: FDA’s Xeljanz safety warning stirs concerns for JAK inhibitors

For Pfizer and its JAK inhibitor, Xeljanz, February rang in with the sound of alarm bells, as the FDA issued its third warning about the drug in 2 years.In this latest alert regarding tofacitinib, the FDA warned providers of an increased risk for serious heart-related issues and cancer among older patients, compared with TNF inhibitors.However,…