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Photomicrograph shows fatty metamorphosis of a human liver. The clear vacuoles indicate fat droplets

What to do for fatty liver

How would you treat fatty liver in a middle-aged overweight woman with the following profile: liver function tests normal; HDL 70 mg/dL; LDL 160 mg/dL; and triglycerides 170 mg/dL. The patient uses alcohol occasionally, takes no medications, and complains of right upper-quadrant discomfort. One clinician recommends aggressive statin treatment. A second clinician says to treat…

Aspirin guidelines push stroke prevention

New recommendations call for at-risk men aged 45-79 years to take aspirin daily to prevent a primary heart attack. Similarly, at-risk women aged 55-79 years should take aspirin to prevent a primary ischemic stroke.

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