Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

A diet that is Mediterranean style, and rich in vegetables and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, along with coffee, tea and chocolate, is associated with greater gut microbial diversity and a lower risk of hospitalization in patients with liver cirrhosis, according to the results of an international study presented today at The International Liver […]

ALIVER produces animated short-film to raise public awareness about liver disease

An animated short-film produced by the ALIVER consortium titled “Life After Liver Failure”, premieres tomorrow morning at the BioTech Village in The International Liver Congress™ 2018. The ad was developed in order to raise public awareness about the challenges of liver failure and liver cirrhosis. The ad highlights the innovative DIALIVE technology, a novel ‘liver […]

Gut microbes could help better predict risk of hospitalization for patients with cirrhosis

The gut microbiome — a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut — could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study led by a researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University. The paper, which published in the journal JCI Insight in March, determined that analysis […]