Chronic sleep disruption linked to liver cancer

On November 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Liver cancer rates have tripled since the 1980s. Researchers now show that persistent sleep deprivation in mice causes liver disease and eventually leads to liver cancer Researchers have linked ‘social jet lag’ to increased risk of liver cancer. The study, by a team from Baylor College of Medicine…

Sleep apnea triggers pediatric fatty liver disease progression

On August 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea and low nighttime oxygen – which results in oxidative stress – may trigger progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. A combination of OSA and low nighttime oxygen triggered NAFLD progression in obese adolescents. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes…