Help for a fatty liver
High levels of the amino acid homocysteine could lead to fatty liver, and the fatigue and extra pounds it causes, say scientists in the Nutrition Journal. In a review of 7,203 adults, people with the highest blood levels of homocysteine were 208 percent more likely to have fatty liver than those with the lowest. The authors say homocysteine causes inflammation and oxidative stress, triggering fat storage in the liver. If a blood test reveals high homocysteine levels, ask your doctor about supplementing with B vitamins, which convert the amino acid into helpful substances. Try: Nature’s Way Alive! B-Complex Gummies, $10 for 60, iHerb.com.