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Is there a cure for a fatty liver?

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WebMD reports that there is no specific or direct treatment for fatty liver disease, as of 2014. Doctors often approach the condition by addressing underlying factors that may be contributing to a fatty liver.

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Mayo Clinic explains that addressing associated risks is critical in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. If obesity is a contributing factor, then weight loss, diet, exercise or surgeries focused on reducing obesity can be beneficial in decreasing liver fat. Hepatitis vaccinations can also be administered to protect against further damaging the liver.

Quitting drinking can reduce the damage done by alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to WebMD. Reducing certain medications can reduce both types of fatty liver disease, as well. Studies continue to focus on the role of bacteria in possibly treating fatty liver disease.

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