Which therapies are under investigation for the treatment of fatty liver disease?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

Research data suggest a possible link between obstructive sleep apnea and NAFLD/NASH. Studies have been initiated to determine whether treatment of obstructive sleep apnea results in alleviation of fatty liver disease. [71, 72, 73] The use of N-acetylcysteine [74] and cannabinoid blockers is also being explored in animal studies. [75, 76]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!