Regulates Hormone Levels
When it comes to hormonal imbalances, the liver plays an important role since it metabolizes and breaks down hormones. If this function collapses, your metabolism rate drops and can result in weight gain.***

The Role of Nutrition in Liver Diseases

Nutrition plays an important role in liver health, particularly in individuals with liver diseases.


Healthy Diet1

Liver diseases results in malnutrition due to a decreased intake, digestion and absorption of nutrients. Malnourished cirrhotic patients are recommended to have a nutritional intake of 35-40 kcal/kg/day with a protein intake of at least 1.2-1.5 g/kg/day. In most cases of severe acute or chronic liver disease, electrolyte and mineral imbalance is observed and these patients need to be monitored closely. The intake of sodium is restricted for patients with alcoholic liver disease as they are prone to sodium and water retention.


Role of Nutrient Supplementation1

Incomplete diet and malabsorption results in vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency in folate, vitamin C and thiamine is usually observed in alcoholic liver patients. Individuals with cirrhosis of any origin are at risk of developing fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies. A balanced multivitamin and trace element preparation with specific supplementation of thiamine and folate is recommended for patients with alcoholic liver disease.


1. Saunders J,Brian A, Wright M, et al. Malnutrition and nutrition support in patients with liver disease. Frontline Gastroenterology 2010;1:105111.

* Demonstrated in 25 in vitro and 145 in vivo experiments with 43 different types of models and 8 different animal species Gundermann K-J. Pharmacol Rep 2011;63(3):643-59

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