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Successful treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease usually includes weight loss

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease nine months ago. My doctor told me I need to lose at least 60 pounds to help with inflammation. I have tried to lose weight in the past but nothing I do seems to work. Should I consider weight loss surgery, or are there other ways to treat this disease?

ANSWER: The most successful treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease usually does include weight loss. Controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high triglycerides -- a type of fat in the blood -- also can help manage this disease. As you develop a weight-loss plan, work with your doctor and other health care providers, such as a dietitian and an...

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