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Alpha-lipoic acid research Alpha-lipoic acid inhibits hepatic PAI-1 expression and fibrosis by inhibiting the TGF-beta signaling pathway Min AK, Kim MK, Seo HY, Kim HS, Jang BK, Hwang JS, Choi HS, Lee KU, Park KG, Lee IK.Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 Mar 12;393(3):536-41. Epub 2010 Feb 12. Accumulating evidence suggests that plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 […]

Diagnose With Liver Enzyme Tests Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. Martin H. Fischer The most commonly used markers of hepatocyte injury are aspartate aminotransferase (AST), formerly serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase [SGOT]) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), formerly serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase [SGPT]). While ALT is cytosolic, AST has both cytosolic and mitochondrial forms. […]

Roughly 40 Million Americans are at an Increased Risk for Liver Diseases. People Who are Obese, Those With Hepatitis C, People Taking Medications that Damage the Liver, and Those Exposed to High Levels of Environmental Toxins May be More Likely to Get Liver Diseases. Liver Diseases Statistics 1 in 10 Americans are affected by liver […]

Help your Liver Naturally  Alpha Lipoic Acid Alpha lipoic acid, also known as thioctic acid, is a disulfide compound that is a co-factor in vital energy-producing reactions in the body. ALA was discovered in 1951, and was first recognized for its effect on liver growth. In the late 1980’s it was recognized for its powerful […]