Effect of a Probiotic and Metformin on Liver Aminotransferases in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial

@inproceedings{Shavakhi2013EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a Probiotic and Metformin on Liver Aminotransferases in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis: A Double Blind Randomized Clinical Trial},
  author={Ahmad Shavakhi and Mohammad Minakari and Hassan Firouzian and Raheleh Assali and Azita Hekmatdoost and G. A. Ferns},
  booktitle={International journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a clinicopathological entity that is being recognized more frequently in recent years. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Metformin, with and without a probiotic supplement on liver aminotransferases in patients with NASH. METHODS Sixty four patients 18-75 years with NASH confirmed by biopsy and histological assessment were enrolled to study. Patients were randomized to one of the following treatments for 6 months: Group I, probiotic… CONTINUE READING