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  1. haidut

    Aspirin may treat pancreatitis...and other fibrotic conditions

    While most of medicine's attention is focused on acute pancreatitis (AP) since AP is often deadly, rates of chronic pancreatitis (CP) have been rising over the last 2-3 decades and it is now recognized that CP is a "gateway" condition to either liver or pancreatic cancers. Officially, CP has no...
  2. haidut

    Vitamin D can prevent, and even reverse, the cancerization process

    The study is on ovarian cancer but I don't see why its findings won't apply to all other cancers, as the study itself states, especially the ones forming in the abdominal cavity and involving the peritoneum. he study found that vitamin D can actually restore the "cancer" cells back to normal...
  3. haidut

    Aspirin can slow down the progression of emphysema

    Yet another study, adding to the mountain of evidence that if there is such a thing as a "wonder drug" then aspirin comes as close to it as possible. The study findings are great news not only because emphysema is such a widespread disease, but also because it is considered both progressive and...
  4. A

    Stearic acid attenuates profibrotic signalling in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Background and objective: Lipid metabolism dysregulation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of IPF; however, the roles of most lipid metabolites in lung fibrosis remain unexplored. Therefore, we aimed to identify changes in lipid metabolites in the lung tissues of IPF patients and determine...
  5. haidut

    Vitamin D, reducing fat oxidation may treat lung fibrosis, COVID-19

    Pulmonary fibrosis, regardless of etiology, is considered invariably a progressive and fatal disease. Despite this official story, behind the scenes several pharma companies are running clinical trials with several anti-fibrotic agents and the results so-far demonstrate that the condition is...
  6. haidut

    How lipolysis may damage organs such as the heart

    It is well-known in endocrinology, and especially among doctors specializing in diabetes, that excessive lipolysis is highly detrimental not only for the overall progression of metabolic diseases like diabetes, but also for most of the organs of the patient. Lipolysis is known to be elevated in...
  7. haidut

    Upregulated serotonin synthesis may be a biomarker for breast cancer

    Once again, the available evidence contradicts the popular myth promoted by public health agencies that serotonin is the "happiness hormone". One only needs to talk to a person on serotonergic (SSRI) drugs for a few minutes to realize just how "happy" those people are as a result of their...
  8. haidut

    Vitamin D (topical) safe and effective for removing scars

    A neat human study, which demonstrates that topical treatment with vitamin D may treat even large scars that have been present on the skin for years. Many people have such scars as a result of surgery, trauma, chemical/heat burns, radiation, etc. As the study says, the typical treatment is with...
  9. Mauritio

    Bromantane reduces liver fibrosis by 60%, kidney fibrosis by 50%

    This study shows that Bromantane significantly and impressively reduced liver fibrosis by up to 60% in a mouse model and is now in stage 2 clinical trials for treating NASH and chronic kidney fibrosis. I've repeatedly seen stated that those dosages aren't used in humans ,but that's actually not...
  10. Mauritio

    Dutasteride / Finasteride cause fibrosis of the penis and prostate; decrease androgen receptors, increase estrogen receptors

    If you contemplate taking finasteride/ dutasteride read this study. Or just ask yourself:" do I potentially want a fibrotic penis ?" Another reason not to take dutasteride or finasteride: they cause fibrosis of the penis and prostate and increase the expression of the estrogen receptor and...
  11. haidut

    Keto (low-carb) diet causes heart fibrosis, blocks mitochondrial biogenesis

    The bad news for the low-carb / keto community keep piling on. There are a number of posts on this blog about studies demonstrating insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity and even sarcopenia as a result of low-carb diets or their close mimetic known as intermittent fasting. Now, the study below...
  12. P

    Methylene Blue On Hairline + Scar Reduction/help?

    Anyone ever used Methylene Blue on hairline? I used to dermastamp aggressively and created scar issue unfortunately. Thus I am looking to minimize/reverse some of that damage if at all possible. Would applying Methylene Blue on areas of the scalp where I created scar tissue, be helpful? (wound...
  13. Geronimo

    Stress Dysregulates Lung Function

    Anger, stress, dysregulation produces wear and tear on the lung How stress influences disease: Study reveals inflammation as the culprit I think we can all piece this together here.
  14. haidut

    Niacinamide May Treat Fibrotic Eye Disease And Prevent Vision Loss

    A great new study that demonstrated nicotinamide (NAM) may also have anti-fibrotic effects in addition to its positive effects on maintaining favorable NAD/NADH ratio and redox balance. The mechanism of action of NAM was inhibition of the TGF-β pathway and overall reduction of inflammation. This...
  15. md_a

    RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSYTEM And HAIR LOSS PROCESS

    I think excess cortisol-aldosterone- mineralocorticoid activation trough angiotensin system are main players in balding by cytokine activation and progressing to fibrosis. Focusing on TGF-β₁, which shuts off the anagen phase of the hair cycle, and 11β-HSD₁ expression should fix to the problem...
  16. Kingpinguin

    Covid-19 Causing Irreversible Lung Fibrosis

    Coronavirus ‘like a combination of SARS and AIDS’ Autopsies of the people dead in wuhan shows ”irreversible” lung damage even if the patient recovers. Pulmonary fibrosis is permanent scarring of the lung tissue that can leave the patient chronically out of breath. The paper described an...
  17. Mauritio

    Serotonin Causes Obesity, Diabetes, Fibrosis,liver Damage ,increases Endotoxin And NO

    Inspired by this thread Serotonin/endotoxin/PUFA As Primary Causes Of Depression And Diabetes; Can Be Easily Blocked I was reading a few more recent studies on the detrimental effect of serotonin on ones health. It seems clear that by now it is known in medicine, that blocking it is highly...
  18. Adrenaline

    Lidocaine Inhibits Collagen Accumulation (Fibrosis)

    Collagen accumulates with aging and causes fibrosis. Although this study only highlights aged donors, it shows that lidocaine antagonizes the pro-fibrotic effects of IGF-1, TGF Beta-1, collagen proteins and inhibits collagen accumulation. Lidocaine impairs proliferative and biosynthetic...
  19. haidut

    Vitamin E Restores Cardiac Health After Heart Attack

    A great study that gives vitamin E a much deserved exposure in mainstream media. A few years ago, vitamin E was lambasted by the press for failing to prevent prostate cancer and heart attacks. Yet, upon a more careful look, it quickly becomes evident that those trials were handicapped from the...
  20. haidut

    Supplementation With (long Chain) Saturated Fats Protects Liver From Alcohol

    As many of my readers already know, there are a number of human studies, going back to at least the 1960s, demonstrating that supplementation with saturated fats (SFA) protects the liver from damage induced by alcohol. I fact, supplementation with SFA not only prevents alcohol-induced liver...
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