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    Dr Marno Ryan on how 5-10% weight loss can make all the difference

    Dr Marno Ryan on how 5-10% weight loss can make all the difference

    Dr Marno Ryan is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with a special interest in fatty liver disease which is fast becoming a serious health issue not only in Australia but throughout the world.

    She says that despite 30% of the population in Australia having the disease, not everyone will go on to develop more serious liver issues such as non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH).

    But for those who do develop NASH, losing between 5-10% of body weight can make a really positive difference she says.

    Listen to find out the best diet and drinks for liver health.

    • 12 Min.
    Martin Forrest talks about the LiverWELL Reveal program

    Martin Forrest talks about the LiverWELL Reveal program

    What is the LiverWELL Reveal program? Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL Health Promotions Programs Manager Martin Forrest explains in a short podcast interview. www.hepvic.org.au/reveal

    If you are living with a chronic liver disease, who do you turn to in the community for help and support? Up to 40% of Australians are living with fatty liver disease and many of these people will develop more serious conditions like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and even liver cancer.

    Reveal is a new program run by LiverWELL/Hepatitis Victoria which enables community members and the Blood Borne Virus (BBV) workforce to provide input which will enable support for people living with, or at risk of liver disease and viral hepatitis.

    Contact Martin@hepvic.org.au or 1800 703 003

    • 6 Min.
    Dr Alex Hodge talks fatty liver, NASH & tips for best liver health

    Dr Alex Hodge talks fatty liver, NASH & tips for best liver health

    Dr Alex Hodge is a gastroenterologist and expert in chronic liver disease. He has a special interest in obesity and the many ways to combat it.

    'I look at what fat can do inside the liver and what fat means for the patient outside the liver," he says.

    "Inside it can eventually cause fibrosis and cirrhosis, outside its a risk factor for developing diabetes."

    Dr Hodge also talks about the health benefits of drinking more than four cups of coffee a day, and the bad news about alcohol.

    "All the studies of coffee have been positive studies... and show that there’s an association between coffee consumption and improvement in various liver parameters...if you give people four or more cups of coffee a day, they have less liver cancer, less liver fibrosis.

    "It’s caffeinated coffee we are talking about so it could be instant coffee, expresso-based coffee or filtered."

    Dr Hodge also gives some broader health tips to keep your liver in top shape.

    • 13 Min.
    Melanie Eagle on ABC Nightlife talks about hepatitis C

    Melanie Eagle on ABC Nightlife talks about hepatitis C

    Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL CEO Melanie Eagle was interviewed on ABC's Nightlife national radio program on 8 January. She talks about the hepatitis C cure and why thousands of Australians are still not taking up the option.

    • 15 Min.
    Exposing the hepatitis B virus: A University of Melbourne podcast

    Exposing the hepatitis B virus: A University of Melbourne podcast

    This podcast was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.
    https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/podcasts/exposing-the-hepatitis-b-virus

    Researchers Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are on front line of global efforts to find a cure; helped by Dr Tu developing a new method to better detect the virus’ ‘master blueprint’.

    • 24 Min.
    Amanda Li Hromin, Ageing Senior of the Year 2019 and Hepatitis Victoria volunteer

    Amanda Li Hromin, Ageing Senior of the Year 2019 and Hepatitis Victoria volunteer

    Amanda Li Hromin works as a community advocate supporting health promotion, community engagement, education programs and community awareness campaigns for the Victorian Chinese community in relation to viral hepatitis B and C prevention and related liver cancer prevention.

    She was nominated by Hepatitis Victoria for the Council on the Ageing Senior Achiever Award 2019, for which she was the deserving recipient.

    In this short podcast, Amanda talks about why she volunteers for Hepatitis Victoria and other organisations and what is the best way to communicate important health messages to the Chinese/Australian community.

    • 10 Min.

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