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Can vitamins help with fatty liver disease?

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Some studies found that vitamin E helps with fatty liver disease. Other research points to improvement in fatty liver disease when you take vitamin E with vitamin C and a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Doctors don't know which one of these is responsible, or if all three things are working together.

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "NAFLD."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Eslamparast, T. , published online Feb 27, 2015. World Journal of Hepatology

Zivkovic, A. , August 2007. American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Lai, M. , Ulysses Press, June 9, 2015. The Liver Healing Diet

Oliveria, C. , published online Dec 7, 2015. Journal of Diabetes Research

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Vitamin E," "Goji."

Scorletti, E. , published online July 2013. Annual Review of Nutrition

American Heart Association: "Monounsaturated Fats."

Xiao, J. , published online April 2013. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

NHS Choices: "Do goji berries deserve their A-list status?"

Eliades M, , Feb 14, 2015. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Sun, K. , published online May 20, 2013. Clinical Endocrinology

Harvard Health Publications: "Potassium lowers blood pressure."

USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, Appendix B.

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Betaine."

Medscape: "What Advice Should Be Given to Patients With NAFLD About the Consumption of Alcohol?"

Pacana, T.  . Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, November 2012

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2020

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "NAFLD."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Fatty Liver Disease."

Eslamparast, T. , published online Feb 27, 2015. World Journal of Hepatology

Zivkovic, A. , August 2007. American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Lai, M. , Ulysses Press, June 9, 2015. The Liver Healing Diet

Oliveria, C. , published online Dec 7, 2015. Journal of Diabetes Research

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Vitamin E," "Goji."

Scorletti, E. , published online July 2013. Annual Review of Nutrition

American Heart Association: "Monounsaturated Fats."

Xiao, J. , published online April 2013. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

NHS Choices: "Do goji berries deserve their A-list status?"

Eliades M, , Feb 14, 2015. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Sun, K. , published online May 20, 2013. Clinical Endocrinology

Harvard Health Publications: "Potassium lowers blood pressure."

USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, Appendix B.

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Betaine."

Medscape: "What Advice Should Be Given to Patients With NAFLD About the Consumption of Alcohol?"

Pacana, T.  . Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, November 2012

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 10, 2020

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