Natural compound in vegetables helps fight fatty liver disease

New research shows how indole can reduce inflammation, fatty deposits

A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows how a natural compound found in many well-known and widely consumed vegetables can also fight fatty liver disease.

The study demonstrates how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, can be controlled by indole, a natural compound found in gut bacteria — and in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower