Posts Tagged ‘liver disease’

Survodutide and Tirzepatide Dash for a Splash with MASH

June 9, 2024 — At the EASL Congress 2024 in Milan, we witnessed quite a splash of new data on both survodutide and tirzepatide for MASH. Friday and Saturday gave us two headline presentations at the meeting and two publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lilly pronounced itself “very pleased” with the results of their SYNERGY-NASH study […]

A Little More Detail on Tirzepatide in MASH at EASL

June 6, 2024 — On the opening day of the EASL Congress in Milan, we got a peek at more details on the results of the phase 2 study of tirzepatide in MASH (metabolic dysfunction associated steatohepatitis). The study, called SYNERGY-NASH, will be the subject of a late-breaking presentation on Saturday at the meeting. But the release of the […]

Low-Dose Aspirin in MASLD: Preliminary Data on a Thrifty Option

March 21, 2024 — For an early stage of hepatic steatosis called MASLD, JAMA has just published results from an intriguing study. It is a small RCT showing that low-dose aspirin can significantly reduce fat in the liver of persons with MASLD and without cirrhosis. MASLD is a new acronym for metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease. You might know […]

FDA Approves Resmetirom: First Ever for MASH with Fibrosis

March 16, 2024 — Firsts are worth celebrating. In this case, the cause for celebration is especially great. MASH or metabolic steatohepatitis is a disease that is growing dramatically more common and more harmful to the health of the population. Late this week, FDA approved resmetirom to be the first ever treatment for MASH with fibrosis. Note that the […]

Progress Reported in MASH with Survodutide

February 27, 2024 — Yet another GLP-1 agonist in development for obesity – survodutide – showed promising results yesterday from a phase 2 clinical trial in MASH. In case you missed the notice, MASH is the new acronym for what we used to label as NASH. We also note that MASLD has replaced NAFLD in the nomenclature alphabet soup […]

More News Points to Explosive Growth for GLP-1 Medicines

February 7, 2024 — Let’s be clear from the start. Hype about “weight loss” drugs is exquisitely unhelpful. This is because weight loss is only an acute effect of new medicines that act on GLP-1 receptors and related pathways that influence obesity. The real need for these medicines is to control a whole range of chronic health problems that […]

Is This Liver Fatty or Steatotic? Does It Matter?

December 4, 2023 — By the end of this month, we will be seeing lists of what’s in and what’s out for the coming year. For people whose minds drift toward liver disease, we have an entry. Fatty liver is out and steatotic liver is in. NAFLD goes to the dustbin, replaced by MASLD, while MASH takes over from […]

A Message for Health Meddlers: Butt Out

June 18, 2023 — We can’t miss it. Everywhere we turn, certain people are busy clucking about the health choices that other people make. Politicians see an opportunity to stir up their followers with talk about the health of transgender youth. Women’s health, especially regarding pregnancy, is a political hot button. On top of that, meddlers have lately become […]

The Essential Value of Exercise in NAFLD

February 17, 2023 — NAFLD – the accumulation of fat in the liver without excessive alcohol use – is one of the key reasons that obesity is a real and chronic disease. It is one of the common complications of obesity, and it is rising in parallel with obesity – most disturbingly in children. Of course, losing weight is […]

How BMI Can Miss Unhealthy Fat in the Liver

May 18, 2022 — One of the important complications of obesity is NAFLD – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Quite simply, this is a condition where unhealthy fat accumulates in the liver. It leads to inflammation and fibrosis, progressing to cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver failure in severe cases. Often, it goes undetected until these more severe problems emerge. Because […]