What is the role of atorvastatin in the treatment of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Atorvastatin was studied for 1 year with repeat biopsies and was shown to yield improvement with respect to ballooning degeneration and inflammation. The drug was combined with vitamin C 1 g and vitamin E 100 IU and compared with placebo in a study lasting longer than 3 years. [39] This study used computed tomography (CT) scan measurements to diagnose liver disease and demonstrated that the odds of developing fatty liver were 34% with treatment and 70% without treatment. [39]


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