Common Liver Disease can be treated with Vitamin E treatment

Vitamine-EAccording to the report on the trial published in the April 28 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that people with an obesity related liver disease got s surprising benefit from Vitamin E pills. The study included about 250 people with a serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and those who took vitamin E had 43 percent improvement in their liver function compared to 19 percent in the group that got a dummy poll. It is believed that the vitamin supplement, for the first time has been shown to help treat major ailment not cause by nutrient deficiency.

Dr. Arun J. Sanyal, chairman told the decision of Gastronomy, Hematology an nutrition at Virginia Commonwealth University said,”This clearly shows that vitamin E is effective for treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who don't have active diabetes," A second drug tested in the trial, the diabetes medication pioglitazone (Actos), provided some relief but did not meet the benchmarks set in the study .The trial did not test the two treatments head-to-head. Instead, each was tested against a placebo, an inactive substance. Those treatments were chosen for the trial because older studies indicated that insulin resistance was an important aspect of the condition, which is less formally called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, while oxidative stress also plays an important role”.

The study included 247 adults and the 96 week study had none of whom had diabetes. The study found that Actos might be viable treatment for some people with fatty liver diseases and its use was associated with significant weight gain that continued throughout the study, Vitamin E should not be regarded as a panacea. It definitely does not mean that everyone should start popping vitamin E.