Plant chemicals and vitamin d may prevent fatty liver damage post menopause

A mix of phytochemicals, along with vitamin D, may help protect the liver against inflammation caused by the accumulation of fat accumulated during menopause, finds a study published recently in the journal Obesity. Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their oestrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements to help them shed those extra pounds. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the authors of the study from the University of Georgia, in the United States, note.

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