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Is there a cure for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Family Medicine
A cure for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might be possible from a liver transplant in more advanced disease. Mild forms of fatty liver disease can be treated with diet, exercise, weight loss or even weight loss surgery.

There is no specific cure or even treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but there are many ways to decrease the risk factors for the condition, and possibly to reverse its effects. These include healthy eating, exercise, weight loss, medication management, and taking good care of your liver. NAFLD is not a dangerous condition on its own, but it can lead to cirrhosis, which is life threatening if left untreated.

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