What is the role of vitamin supplements 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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Vitamin E and ursodeoxycholic acid (ursodiol) have brought about improvements in specific populations. Data on the latter are conflicting in both adults and children: Some studies show biochemical and histologic improvement, whereas others studies show no difference from placebo.

Folic acid supplementation does not appear to alleviate biopsy-proven NASH. [68] Angiotensin-receptor blockers have been studied in rat models, with nonuniform results. [69, 70]


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