Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women

Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in womenUK study confirms the dangerous link between drinking alcohol, being overweight and liver diseaseLiver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UKNumber of people dying from condition has risen by 20 per cent over the past decade By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:22 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315236', 'title': 'Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315236/Being-overweight-drinking-alcohol-TRIPLES-risk-deadly-liver-disease-women.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Being%20overweight%20and%20drinking%20alcohol%20TRIPLES%20the%20risk%20of%20deadly%20liver%20disease%20in%20women%20http://bit.ly/13ztrtg%20via%[email protected]' }); Being overweight and drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of developing fatty liver disease, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.

Forget popping pills – the best way to boost brainpower is to do a crossword and play sudoku

Forget popping pills – the best way to boost your brainpower is a crossword or sudokuSupplements such as fish oils and the herb gingko biloba do not prevent cognitive declineBut simple brain-training games might, say researchers who reviewed 40 years of research By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:09 GMT, 16 April 2013 Useless: New research says that taking pills for cognitive decline is a waste of time Supplements such as fish oils and the memory-boosting herb gingko biloba do not prevent cognitive decline, according to new research.

Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn"t enough to undo the damage, warn experts

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn't enough to undo the damage, warn experts 28 per cent of people tested by the British Liver Trust were showing the early signs of liver damageLiver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles Charity is calling for early liver screening to be made available to all those at risk, in a bid to save one million lives a year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 More than one in four Britons have the early signs of liver disease, according to the British Liver Trust A booze-free January is not enough to repair the liver and keep it healthy, leading experts have warned.

High cholesterol: could a daily slice of watermelon help?

How watermelon could prevent heart attacks AND weight gain Daily slice could halve the build-up of 'bad' cholesterolIt could also help prevent weight gain | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Enlarge Could watermelon the key to lowering cholesterol A daily slice of watermelon could help prevent heart disease by halting the build-up of harmful cholesterol, new research shows.

Fish oil supplements "do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes"

Fish oil supplements 'do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes' Review of 20 studies involving almost 70,000 patients | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim Scientists claim fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes despite being widely used and even prescribed for prevention.

Fears hundreds of contraceptive implants have gone missing in women"s bodies, putting their fertility at risk

Fertility fears for hundreds of women after contraceptive implants go 'missing' inside their bodies Implanon device contains a progesterone-like hormone that is released slowly into the bloodstreamMHRA said there have been reports of problems with inserting and removing the implantOlder women could now be left with no chance of having children | UPDATED: 12:49 GMT, 5 September 2012 Hundreds of women have had their fertility put in jeopardy after a popular contraceptive implant was apparently 'lost' in their bodies.

What"s making you itch?: From penicillin to perfume or the menopause – the causes of that maddening tingle

What's making you itch: From penicillin to perfume or the menopause – the causes of that maddening tingle | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 3 September 2012 The sensation of itchy skin drives many of us potty every day.

Are you hooked on fish oil yet? The natural wonder drug that is proven to treat a range of conditions

Are you hooked on fish oil yet The natural wonder drug proven to treat a range of conditions | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 28 July 2012 The experts reveal everything you need to know about the supplement that can fight heart disease, ease arthritis – and even stave off blindness.