Hepatitis B a cause of Fatty Liver?
Nov 16, 2008
I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B since 1993 and recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Can we say that my fatty liver was a result of my having Hepatitis B?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Not necessarily. The link between viral hepatitis C and fatty liver (genotype 3 infection) is very strong. However, there is not a good link between Hepatitis B and fatty liver. I would ask your doctor to check your fasting lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides), fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and evaluate your ideal body weight against your current weight.
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