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B vitamins can potentially be used to treat advanced NAFLD

“Our findings are both exciting and important because they suggest that a relatively inexpensive therapy, vitamin B12 and folic acid, could be used to prevent and/or delay the progression of NASH,” said Dr Singh. “Additionally, serum and hepatic homocysteine levels could serve as a biomarker for NASH severity.”

Madhulika Tripathi, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Jin Zhou, Keziah Tikno, Anissa Widjaja, Reddemma Sandireddy, Kabilesh Arul, Siti Aishah Binte Abdul Ghani, George Goh Boon Bee, Kiraely Adam Wong, Ho Jia Pei, Shamini Guna Shekeran, Rohit Anthony Sinha, Manvendra K. Singh, Stuart Alexander Cook, Ayako Suzuki, Teegan Reina Lim, Chang-Chuen Cheah, Jue Wang, Rui-Ping Xiao, Xiuqing Zhang, Pierce Kah Hoe Chow, Paul Michael Yen. Vitamin B12 and folate decrease inflammation and fibrosis in NASH by preventing Syntaxin 17 homocysteinylation. Journal of Hepatology, 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.jhep.2022.06.033


Homocysteine,Vitamin therapy,Syntaxin-17,Autophagy,Protein homocysteinylation,Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),Fibrosis,B12,Folate. Folic acid, fatty liver, nafld, liver disease

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