Published online Mar 27, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i3.575
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: 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.