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 […]

Study reveals new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus

March 8, 2018 A clinical study coordinated by the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development and Chiang Mai University with their Thai, American, and French partners, strengthens the case for a new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus. The results of this clinical trial, which was conducted in Thailand for […]

How fruit juice affects the gut

Table of Contents Study observed fructose digestion in mice ‘Eat sugar only after meals’ It was previously believed that fructose, which is the sugar found in fruit and fruit juice, is processed by the liver. However, a new study suggests that fructose is mainly processed in the small intestine. Researchers reveal that fructose is primarily […]