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Vitamin E May Alleviate Symptoms of Liver Disease Brought on by Obesity

Vitamin E

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  • Vitamin E may help relieve the majority of symptoms associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a common obesity-related fatty liver disease
  • With no known treatment – and often no symptoms until serious damage has occurred – NASH can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver failure; the time to intervene is before permanent liver damage has a chance to occur
  • Researchers also revealed that the improvements in blood vessel function that occur when a smoker quits smoking may be boosted by taking a vitamin E supplement
  • The average American diet supplies considerably less vitamin E than is recommended; if you choose to supplement, avoid synthetic versions labeled as “dl-alpha-tocopherol”

By Dr. Mercola

Obesity is characterized not only by excess fat near the surface of your body, but also excess fat in and around your internal organs.


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