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Weight and Obesity Dietary Supplementation Vitamins

Liver Health "E"ssentials

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Posted on May 30, 2013, 6 a.m.

Vitamin E is an important nutrient to battle liver disease that is sometimes associated with obesity

Vitamin E is a nutrient that is essential in scavenging free radicals and preventing oxidative stress – a key process implicated in aging and aging-related diseases.   Among obese adults, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a liver disease that is characterized by fat accumulation, oxidative stress and liver inflammation.   Danny Manor, from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA), and colleagues studied a mouse model that was engineered to omit a protein that regulates Vitamin E levels. Oxidative stress rose, and fat deposition and liver injury resulted.  However, the researchers observed that vitamin E supplementation averted the majority of NASH-related symptoms. 

Stacey Chung, Varsha Thakur, Jeffrey Atkinson, Robert Parker, Danny Manor.  “Dynamic regulation of hepatic vitamin E secretion by the {alpha}- tocopherol transfer protein.”  FASEB J., April 9, 2013; 27:373.1.

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