Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Treat Fatty Liver Disease

Recent research, performed by a team of specialists from Texas A&M University, suggests that a natural compound called indole which is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage may help treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Treat Fatty Liver Disease

For the study, the researchers recruited 137 Chinese participants aged between 20 and 80, among whom 51 had overweight and 11 had obesity. They assessed their levels of circulating indole and biomarkers of obesity and liver fat content.

Having analysed the available data, the researchers found that people with higher body mass indexes (BMIs) also tended to have less circulating indole, and people with low indole levels also had a higher content of fat buildup in the liver.