While the underlying reason for the liver injury that causes NASH is not known, several factors are possible candidates:
These are standard recommendations, but they can make a difference. They are also helpful for other conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Individuals with other medical conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, or elevated cholesterol) should be treated with medication as advised by their physician.
Some new treatment options are now being studied in clinical trials. These include the use of antioxidants (such as vitamin E, selenium, and betaine) and some newer antidiabetic medications (metformin, rosiglitazone, and pioglitazone) which treat insulin resistance.
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Genetic Diseases of Children: Advancing Research & Care
Monday, March 7, 2011 -
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Location: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, New York, NY
Description: The New York State Department of Health announced Genetic Diseases of Children: Advancing Research & Care. This national conference brought together the worlds of health, science, government, and industry with the families who look to them for answers.
Contact: Janet B. Braga, NYS Department of Health,(518) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-funding Institute(s): Other, Office of Rare Diseases Research