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Health Tip: Managing Fatty Liver

Health Tip: Managing Fatty Liver

11/29/10

(HealthDay News) -- Fatty liver occurs when liver cells accumulate too much fat, potentially impacting the liver's ability to function.

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center suggests how fatty liver can be managed, treated and sometimes prevented:

  • If related to malnutrition, fatty liver can be remedied with a nutritious diet and vitamin supplements.
  • A liver transplant may be required for advanced cases.
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help reduce your risk.
  • Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption can help prevent fatty liver.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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