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World J Hepatol. Jun 28, 2015; 7(12): 1723-1724
Published online Jun 28, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i12.1723
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and beneficial effects of dietary supplements
Ludovico Abenavoli
Ludovico Abenavoli, Department of Health Sciences, University Magna Graecia, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Author contributions: Abenavoli L designed the paper, performed research of literature data and wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Ludovico Abenavoli, MD, PhD, Department of Health Sciences, University Magna Graecia, Campus Germaneto, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy. l.abenavoli@unicz.it
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Received: March 31, 2015
Peer-review started: April 1, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: May 6, 2015
Accepted: May 16, 2015
Article in press: May 18, 2015
Published online: June 28, 2015

I read with great interest the review published by Eslamparast et al, on the dietary supplements with hepato-protective properties, and their proposed mechanisms to protect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In this way, recently, our study group reported the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet associated to an antioxidant complex, to improve in overweight patients not only anthropometric parameters, but also insulin-resistance, lipid serum levels, and intra-hepatic fat accumulation.

Keywords: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Metabolic syndrome, Mediterranean diet, Milk thistle, Antioxidant

Core tip: The prescription of an antioxidant rich dietary regimen by the physicians and nutritionists, may represent an appropriate approach on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, in clinical practice.