Taurine and Fatty Liver (NAFLD): Can it help?

If you have been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) you may be wondering what supplements you can take to help treat your disease and whether taurine can help.

Recent scientific studies (ref) have shown that there is experimental evidence for therapeutic benefits of taurine in the treatment of fatty liver disease.

Fatty Liver disease is growing at epidemic levels around the world and it can lead to serious liver injury and cirrhosis.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a growing  metabolic disorder characterized by fatty infiltration of the liver (steatosis) and in some people this can develop into to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and liver failure.

Taurine supplementation has shown to be potentially beneficial in preventing various metabolic disorders, including obesity, insulin resistance, and atherosclerosis (ref)

The scientific study undertaken examined the effects of taurine supplementation on cell and animal models of NAFLD with a view to assessing its potential as a preventative treatment. The findings demonstrated that taurine mitigates palmitate-induced ER stress and cell death in primary hepatocytes and H4IIE liver cells. (ref)

Taurine also significantly reduced lipid accumulation and liver damage in rats fed a high-sucrose diet and in mice injected with the ER stress-inducing compound tunicamycin.

Overall, the results indicated that taurine offers potentially protective effects in diet-induced NAFLD and offers significant potential as a preventative treatment for this disease.

Many other studies have shown the potential benefits taurine can have on fatty liver, these include:

  • A study done on fatty liver of children showed taurine is considered to be helpful as adjuvant therapy for fatty liver (ref)
  • Another study showed that taurine was effective in alleviating hepatic steatosis by reducing oxidative stress. Taurine, therefore may be of therapeutic value in reducing the risks associated with NAFLD (ref)

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There are other supplements which may also be helpful on treating fatty liver disease (NALFD) – for more information on these, please check out this post here: https://fattyliverfocus.com/supplements/


Studies have shown that taurine may be helpful as an additional treatment option for fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Current research shows healthy diet habits coupled with a consistent exercise program is one of the best ways to treat fatty liver disease (NALFD). Always consult your doctor before changing your diet or supplement regime.

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