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Original Article

Efficacy and Safety of Prunus mume and Choline in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nazish Butt, Muhammad Masood, Aamir Ali

Keywords : Choline, Fatty liver, Lipid profile, Liver enzymes, Nonalcoholic liver diseases, Prunus mume

Citation Information : Butt N, Masood M, Ali A. Efficacy and Safety of Prunus mume and Choline in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2023; 13 (2):124-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1397

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim: The primary objectives of this study include evaluating changes in lipid profile and liver enzyme levels in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients receiving Prunus mume and choline supplementation (Revolic). Materials and methods: Two-hundred patients were recruited from the hepatology outpatient department of a public hospital between January and June 2023. Patients who had confirmed diagnosis of NAFLD, proven with ultrasound (US) followed by biopsy or US alone with age >18 years were included in this study. The study variables were fasting blood sugar, cholesterol levels, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglyceride, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and gamma-glutamyl transferase levels (GGT). All investigations were conducted and compared between baseline, 12 and 24 weeks following treatment. Results: The mean age of all participants was 40.49 ± 10.59 years with 34 males and 166 females. The mean cholesterol levels were reduced to 179.86 ± 35.63 mg/dL from the mean baseline of 197.57 ± 42.52 mg/dL (p = 0.001). There was also a statistically significant difference found between baseline and posttreatment levels of LDL and triglyceride (p < 0.001). The ATL levels were also reduced from baseline 44.91 ± 32.40 U/L to 44.25 ± 30.66 and 41.06 ± 22.15 U/L between 12 and 24 weeks after treatment respectively. There was a statistically significant reduction in ATL, AST, and GGT levels from baseline with p-value < 0.001. Conclusion: The combination of P. mume and choline (Revolic) gives promising results with a significant reduction in lipid profile and liver enzymes. Clinical significance: The combination of P. mume and choline can be considered a reliable option for the management of NAFLD due to its efficacy and safety at 24 weeks after treatment as evident in the present study.


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