Studies of mice indicated that those without the farnesoid x receptor (FXR) were more likely to develop liver inflammation. Regardless if mice were fed a Western high fat and sugar diet or a more normal offering, mice with FXR deficiencies accumulated problematic levels of liver inflammation. Antibiotics were used as treatment with some success, but only in mice fed the normal diet. Probiotics could also hold promise as a treatment. Other studies seem to suggest that zinc and even a couple cups of coffee can aid against liver diseases.
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