Category Archives: liver disease

Study shows damage to previously unknown liver protein leads to heart disease, fatty liver.


There has been much focus on how to prevent heart disease by regulating the secretion of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) by the liver. These lipoproteins are known to increase cholesterol levels, a risk factor for plaque buildup in the arteries.  For healthy liver function, normal VLDL secretion must be kept in a delicate balance. Too little VLDL secretion causes

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