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Resveratrol Has the Potential to Fight Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2016 -- The liver is one of the most important organs of the body. Unfortunately, it is not immune to a wide variety of conditions. There are ways to take better care of the liver, and one is to follow a healthy diet and use certain natural supplements.

Resveratrol has the potential to fight nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This condition is considered to be the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. Individuals who suffer from this condition do not just find themselves need more hospital visits, but also live a reduced quality of life.

The liver is the second to the largest organ of the human body. It can be found under the rib cage on the right side. It is football-shaped and weighs around three pounds. There are many functions performed by the liver such as the removal of harmful substances from the blood.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, on the other hand, is characterized by a buildup of extra fat in the cells of the liver. This buildup is not due to alcohol consumption. It is not unusual for the liver to have some fat. However, if the fat is over 5 to 10 percent of the liver's weight, it can be called fatty liver.

Obese or overweight individuals are typically susceptible to the condition. There are also medical conditions associated with NAFLD such as high cholesterol, high triglycerides, or diabetes. Individuals who rapidly lose weight or have poor eating habits are more prone to the condition.

According to statistics, NAFLD affects around 25 percent of the population in the United States. This condition can cause liver swelling, otherwise known as steatohepatitis. When the liver is swollen, it can eventually lead to cirrhosis and overtime liver failure or cancer.

Unfortunately, this condition does not usually cause any symptoms. However, those who have symptoms suffer from weight loss, weakness, fatigue, nausea, spider-like blood vessels, abdominal pain, swelling of the legs, and yellowing of the eyes and skin.

There are several ways to reduce one's risk of NAFLD, such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, having regular exercise, and limiting alcohol intake.

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial, the researchers had 50 individuals with NAFLD. They were treated with 500mg of resveratrol capsule for 12 weeks. There was also a placebo group. All of the participants followed energy-balanced diet as well as engaged in physical activity.

It was found that resveratrol has significantly helped reduce liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase, nuclear factor kb activity, inflammatory cytokines, hepatic steatosis, and serum cytokeratin.

The registered the trial as NCT02030977.

Individuals who want to take advantage of the therapeutic effects resveratrol could potentially offer may do so through supplementation (

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