Nutrition: a promising route for prevention and management of obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Abstract

When dealing with the treatment of obesity-linked illnesses - in particular nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - beyond diet, various nutritional ingredients are reported to be useful as silymarin, spirulina, choline, folic acid, methionine and vitamin E, all of them showing promising but not definite results. An emerging field of study is represented by prebiotics/probiotics and restoration of normal gut flora, which could play a fundamental role diet and various its components. It is noteworthy to point out that both improving or reducing the severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease bear a positive consequence on evolution of atherosclerosis and its cardiovascular-associated disease, such as coronary artery disease, even though the involved immunologic mechanisms are gaining greater credit in the most recent literature, without excluding the role of nutrition in modulating the acquired immunity in this condition.

DOI: 10.1515/hmbci-2014-0034

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@article{Tarantino2014NutritionAP, title={Nutrition: a promising route for prevention and management of obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.}, author={Giovanni Tarantino}, journal={Hormone molecular biology and clinical investigation}, year={2014}, volume={20 2}, pages={39-41} }