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Children With Fatty Liver Disease Could Benefit From Vitamin E

May 4, 2011 by  

Children with fatty liver disease could benefit from vitamin EAs the nation's obesity epidemic begins to affect children at an increasing rate, so does non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, an illness that can lead to cardiovascular disease and liver cirrhosis.

However, a recent study that was funded by the National Institutes of Health reports that vitamin E supplementation may effectively treat the illness in children.

In a 96-week trial, a total of 58 percent of kids who took vitamin E experienced a significant decrease in the severity of their illness, compared to 41 percent of children who were on a diabetes drug and 28 percent of a control group that was given placebos.

"We hope to build on these results by looking for other therapies and reliable, non-invasive ways to monitor the disease and response to therapy," said lead author Stephen P. James, M.D.

Additionally, all of the children who participated in the study received education on diet and exercise, and study authors noted that each of them benefited from this intervention, since weight loss has also been proven to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

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  • http://com i41

    Well the media and the government controll jackasses have done an excellent job of creating this problem. Kids ares upposed to sit infrom of a idoit box, or be in stuctured activity from a early age. Mom And Dad are too busy to teach, watch and do something beside sit heir azz with their children. Kids can not do a damn thing until 21, or even mow yads because of idoit labor laws put in place by bastards like Ted Kennedy and other dumbocraps and unions. All six of my children had something to do when they were out of school from the 1st grade on, wheather cleaning and raking the yard, sweeping the sidewalks, hand pulling weeds and dandelions or help clean house. When they were 8-10 all were pushing a lawn mower, and nobody lost a body part. Now my grandchildren are getting the same work training program.

    • 45caliber

      I agree about the kids doing some work. They complained – but it didn’t kill them after all. And my grandson (almost 12) has to help his dad now as well.

  • 45caliber

    This is a sad disease – BUT … it should be watched and corrected by parents by them NOT buying fatty food like hamburgers for the kids all the time.

    When my kids got a hamburger it was a treat. They didn’t get them more than once a month until they started buying their own – generally AFTER they got out of high school. We couldn’t afford them, in the first place, and I didn’t like them eating that stuff all the time, in the second.

    Today it isn’t uncommon for kids to eat them several times a week. (or other fast food) If the parents are stupid enough to do that, then they can try to correct it by whatever method they can pay for. Let’s leave it that way.


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