Tuesday, May 2, 2017
30% of Americans have fatty liver disease
There are no drugs approved to treat fatty liver disease, although losing weight through diet and exercise can help reduce fat in the liver and related inflammation. Doctors can also help patients identify other obstacles to weight loss, like sleep problems or certain medications.
“For the majority of patients, lifestyle modification is way more effective than any drug,” says Behari. “All of these chronic disorders—fatty liver, diabetes, heart disease—share an underlying metabolic component, and the same common-sense healthy living principles apply for all of them.”