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Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With 'Silent' Liver Disease, National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive Study



5/3/2010 8:07:08 AM

ScienceDaily (Apr. 28, 2010) — A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. Results were published April 28 online in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, Actos (pioglitazone), a drug used to treat diabetes, also improved many features of NASH but was associated with weight gain.

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