Alcoholic Liver Disease linked to Circadian Clock
Researchers are the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University have revealed a putative role for the circadian clock in the liver, in the development of alcohol induced hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver disease. Hepatic steatosis is the abnormal accumulation of fats in cells of the liver, and is linked to disturbed control of fat metabolism. Ten percent to thirty five percent of chronic drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis, and the main cause of liver disease in western countries.
The study used molecular biological approaches and long term alcohol feeding of experimental mice, revealing the development of liver steatosis from alcohol abuse. There are an overwhelming amount of studies being done, to help educate the population on how toxic alcohol consumption is for people. To seek treatment along with guidance on how to get the help needed, call 800.761.7575 and learn what Seabrook can do for you and your future.