The add-on effects of Gynostemma pentaphyllum on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Authors: Shuo-Chi Chou; Kwang-Wen Chen; Jaw-Shan Hwang; Wen-Tsoung Lu; Yin-Yi Chu; Jen-Der Lin; Hsiu-Jene Chang; Lai-Chu See Source: Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine . May/Jun2006, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p34-39. 6p. Abstract: ContextOther than weight reduction by dieting or physical activity, there are no well-documented medical treatments for fatty liver disease. Objective • To evaluate the efficacy of the add-on Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP) in research subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Design . A randomized, single-blind, controlled clinical trial. Setting. Hospital-based clinic. Patients . Fifty-six research subjects who were diagnosed…

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