Mechanism of Action of Vitamin E in NAFLD

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phs001930 Clinical Trial

Study Description

We conducted a single-center prospective mechanistic randomized trial ( NCT01792115). Adult patients with NAFLD were enrolled between May 2013 and November 2016. All patients underwent a 12 weeks run-in period of lifestyle intervention. Following the run-in phase, patients underwent a baseline evaluation including blood tests, glucose tolerance testing, measurement of liver fat content by 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and a percutaneous liver biopsy. Patients with no evidence of NAFLD on the entry liver biopsy ended their participation in the study at that point. Patients with histological confirmation of NAFLD (either NAFL or NASH) on the baseline biopsy were randomized at a 1:1:1 ratio to receive one of 3 doses of natural vitamin E (RRR-alpha-tocopherol, Pharmavite), 200, 400 or 800 IU/d, for 24 weeks, and were followed at a 1-8 week intervals in a parallel assigned design. While on vitamin E treatment, patients were encouraged to continue ... (Show More)

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