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Effect of Taurine on the Fatty Liver of Children with Simple Obesity

  • Kaoru Obinata
  • Takeshi Maruyama
  • Motohiko Hayashi
  • Toyohiko Watanabe
  • Hiroshi Nittono
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)

Summary

This study elucidated the effect of taurine on fatty liver in simple obesity. Taurine was orally administered to 10 children with fatty liver. During taurine administration, the CT numbers of the liver, which were low in the beginning, increased. Serum ALT levels were improved, especially in those children whose weight was well controlled. Even in those who failed in weight control, serum ALT levels were slightly recovered. Ratios of glycine/taurine-conjugated bile acids were decreased. Thus, taurine was effective in treating fatty liver of children with simple obesity regardless of the success/failure of weight control. Taurine administration is considered to be helpful as an adjuvant therapy for fatty liver.

Keywords

Bile Acid Fatty Liver Weight Control Total Bile Acid Taurine Supplementation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaoru Obinata
    • 1
  • Takeshi Maruyama
    • 1
  • Motohiko Hayashi
    • 1
  • Toyohiko Watanabe
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Nittono
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsKoshigaya Municipal Hospital and Juntendo University School of MedicineKoshigaya, SaitamaJapan

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