Synthetic drugs are what you’re most likely to be prescribed if you’ve been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
The traditional medical system is completely lost when it comes to treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
They have some synthetic drugs to manage it, and then it’s just losing weight and exercising that may help a little.
Until now, researchers haven’t successfully found any solution to cure this disease.
However, a team of scientists has just published a study in the journal Revista Cientifica stating they have found the answer…
In a fruit!
Researchers carried out a study on groups of mice over several weeks. They divided them into four groups:
– One group was placed on an exercise program as well as given wolfberries,
– One received the fruit only,
– One was placed on exercise only,
– One received no treatment.
After the study, samples of their liver and blood were taken, their behavior was observed, and their weight was measured.
The mice in the first three groups showed a reduction in liver fat and a reduction in liver damage. The group that received no treatment saw no changes.
Those in the exercise plus wolfberry group saw a greater improvement than all the other groups.
They experienced reduced fat accumulation in liver cells, reduced oxidation of fat in the liver cells, and reduced oxidative damaged to the liver.
Wolfberries are a form of goji berries, which come in two colors – red and black. The wolfberry is the black variant and has the most nutritional value – it is the black pigment that is the healthiest part.
You can buy them in a powdered form, as a tea, or a whole fruit.
This study is promising for the development of a potential drug to treat NAFL. Wolfberries are however quite rare and you’d have to eat far too many to ever see any real effects, so they won’t cure your non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.