Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis

A larger portion of green leafy vegetables in the diet may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, which occurs naturally in many types of vegetable, reduces accumulation of fat in the liver. There is currently no approved treatment for the disease, which can deteriorate into life-threatening conditions such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Continue reading “Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis”

Avaro-Slav invaders (6th c. AD) almost exterminated the Roman population over the greater part of the country north of the Balkans – The tragic end of Emperor Maurice

The Persian war was exhausting, but successful: on the northern frontier, however, the Roman army had been faring far worse, and serious losses of territory were beginning to take place. Continue reading “Avaro-Slav invaders (6th c. AD) almost exterminated the Roman population over the greater part of the country north of the Balkans – The tragic end of Emperor Maurice”

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