High-Fat Diets in Combination With Triclosan Linked to Non-alcoholic Liver Disease

Daphne Siozios ’23 NAFLD, more commonly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is one of the most prominent chronic liver conditions in the country and is characterized by the accumulation of fat in hepatocytes (liver cells). A cousin of NAFLD, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is a condition that both encompasses the deposition of fat in the liver and inflammation of the organ. Fibroblast growth factor 21 … Continue reading High-Fat Diets in Combination With Triclosan Linked to Non-alcoholic Liver Disease

Harmful Effects Found in a Common Household Additive

By Anna Tarasova‘19 Triclosan (TCS) is an antimicrobial chemical frequently used in household products, including toothpastes, soaps, and toys. Because it is so common, the overwhelming majority of the population comes into contact with it almost every day. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found TCS in approximately 75% of urine samples of individuals tested in the United States. TCS is also among the … Continue reading Harmful Effects Found in a Common Household Additive