Long-term L-carnitine supplementation to prevent liver cancer development

This is a research report published on March 21, 2009 in World Journal of Gastroenterology.

The study looked at the role of L-carnitine in the development of hepatocarcinogenesis. The researchers suggest regarding carnitine deficiency is a risk factor and a mechanism in hepatic carcinogenesis, and found that long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents the development of liver cancer. They conclude that L-carnitine supplementation alone or in combination with other natural chemopreventive compounds could be used to prevent, slow or reverse liver cancer.

We read about this research at

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-03/wjog-lls032409.php

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