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Compound in cabbage helps fight fatty liver disease
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Compound in cabbage helps fight fatty liver disease
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New York, Feb 7 (TIWN) A natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts can help control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research has found.

“Based on this research, we believe healthy foods with high capacity for indole production are essential for preventing NAFLD and are beneficial for improving the health of those with it,” said principal investigator for the study Chaodong Wu, Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the US.

“This is another example where altering the diet can help prevent or treat disease and improve the well-being of the individual,” Wu said.

NAFLD occurs when the liver becomes “marbled” with fat, sometimes due to unhealthy nutrition, such as excessive intake of saturated fats.

If not properly addressed, this condition can lead to life-threatening liver disease, including cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Many diverse factors contribute to NAFLD.

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