Serum vitamin-E levels and its relation to clinical features in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with elevated ALT levels


Cankurtaran M., Kav T., DOĞU B. B. , Shorbagi A., HALİL M. G. , Coskun T., ...More

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.69, no.1, pp.5-11, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-11

Abstract

Background: Oxidative stress and free oxygen radicals play an important role in the progression from simple fatty liver to steato-hepatitis. Deficiency of antioxidants like vitamin-E has been reported to trigger this progression. The main aims of our study were to measure plasma vitamin-E levels in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), to explain its relationship with biochemical parameters and to examine the possible therapeutic and prophylactic role of vitamin-E.