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Modest Alcohol Use Lowers Risk and Severity of Some Liver Disease

April 19, 2012

People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts – no more than one or two servings per day – are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of…

Diet Plays Critical Role in NASH Progressing to Liver Cancer in Mouse Model

June 1, 2021

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found in a mouse model that when fed a Western diet rich in calories, fat and cholesterol, the mice progressively became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to HCC, chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease.

Year or More Delay Between Abnormal, At-Home Screening and Colonoscopy Increases Cancer Risk

February 2, 2021

A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found delayed time between abnormal stool-based screening and subsequent colonoscopy was associated with an increased risk of a cancer diagnosis and death from colorectal cancer.

Fatty Liver Disease and Scarring Have Strong Genetic Component

October 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental factors.

Study Finds Potential New Drug Therapy for Crohn’s Disease

October 17, 2012

Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results in decreasing the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The study will appear in the October 18, 2012 issue of the New England…

UC San Diego Health System Ranks #1 in San Diego

July 17, 2012

UC San Diego Health System is ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 23rd annual “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The magazine ranked UC San Diego Health System #1 in the San Diego metropolitan area.

UC San Diego Health System Ranks No. 1

July 16, 2013

UC San Diego Health System is once again ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Hospitals” issue. The magazine placed UC San Diego Health System No. 1 in the San Diego metropolitan area with national rankings in 10 specialties.

UC San Diego Launches New Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Research Center

February 8, 2016

Roughly one-quarter of all Americans – an estimated 100 million adults and children – have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a chronic condition that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. Combining a diverse array of basic science, biomarkers, imaging and clinical efforts, University of California, San Diego…

Novel 3D Imaging Offers New Tool for Identifying Advanced Fibrosis in Liver

April 5, 2016

…The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted a prospective study of 100 patients (56 percent women) with biopsy-proven NAFLD to assess the efficacy of two-dimensional magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and a novel 3D version. They found that both MRE technologies were…

UC San Diego Health Ranks #1 by U.S. News & World Report

August 2, 2016

Ranked No. 1 in San Diego, UC San Diego Health and its hospitals have been recognized among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings distinguish hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging health…

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