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Fatty Liver Disease (cont.)

Outlook

Research studies are underway to better understand, prevent, and control fatty liver disease. There is ample evidence to suggest that NAFLD, NASH, and alcoholic steatohepatitis are reversible, and progression to cirrhosis is preventable. Numerous research trials are being carried out to understand the factors responsible for fat accumulation in the liver and to explore medications both new and old, that maybe effective in treatment.

Medically reviewed by A Board Certified Family Practice Physician; MA License RI License

REFERENCE:

Schiff, E., Sorrell, M., Maddrey, W., "Schiff''s Diseases of the Liver," Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014
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