Vitamin E shows promise for NASH patients

11/11/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Researchers said 43% of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients taking vitamin E for two years met a clinical trial primary endpoint of improved liver function, decreased ballooning and stabilization of fibrosis, compared with less than 20% of patients on a placebo. NASH patients taking pioglitazone or Actos also improved but did not meet the trial's primary endpoint.

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