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Can taking vitamin E improve fatty liver disease?

Joel Lavine, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Vitamin E has been studied for treating a particularly serious form of fatty liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. In this condition, fat builds up in the liver and liver tissues swell and become scarred. NASH can diminish liver function and in some cases lead to eventual liver failure. In some studies, taking vitamin E supplements improved the appearance of liver cells affected by NASH when viewed under a microscope, but doctors should replicate the research before vitamin E supplements become an accepted treatment for NASH. 

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