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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2015; 7(3): 575-582
Published online Mar 27, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i3.575
Role of diet on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: An updated narrative review
Dimitrios Papandreou, Eleni Andreou
Dimitrios Papandreou, Department of Natural Science and Public Health, CSSH, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi 144534, United Arab Emirates
Eleni Andreou, Department of Life and Health Science, University of Nicosia, Nicosia 1700, Cyprus
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Correspondence to: Dimitrios Papandreou, PhD, MEd, MS, RD, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Department of Natural Science and Public Health, CSSH, Zayed University, Khalifa B City, Abu Dhabi 144534, United Arab Emirates.
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Received: August 28, 2014
Peer-review started: August 30, 2014
First decision: November 24, 2014
Revised: December 19, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 29, 2014
Published online: March 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The beneficial effects of weight loss and exercise have been well documented by many authors in reducing the steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis. Vitamin E can also be used with safety in adults only with biopsy proven non alcoholic steatohepatitis. Consumption of high fructose syrup to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is still under debate. The data for vitamin C shows no clear effect while the supplementation of n-3 fatty acids and probiotics is still conflicting but shows promise.