Leafy Green Vegetables Prevent Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A new study, executed by scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, finds that a compound in leafy green vegetables may help prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).leafy green vegetables

A team of scientists studied the effect of the leafy greens in mice, dividing them into three groups with different diets. One group received a high-fat diet, an equivalent to a Western diet. Another group received the same food but supplemented with inorganic nitrate, a compound found in leafy greens. The third group, a control group, received a normal diet.

One of the senior researchers Mattias Carlström, an associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institutet, says: “When we supplemented with dietary nitrate to mice fed with a high-fat and sugar Western diet, we noticed a significantly lower proportion of fat in the liver.”

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