Fatty Liver is usually associated with diabetes and high cholesterol. To qualify, you need to meet the following requirements.

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Blood lipid (triglycerides) level of 200 md/dL or higher (tested at screening)
  • Not on insulin
  • Other symptoms may include fatigue or abdominal pain

If you have these symptoms, you may have Fatty Liver and not even know it!

This is a 45-week study with regular clinic visits and up to 3 MRIs to be performed at no cost during the study. Clinic visits are usually weekday mornings. All study medications and related treatments are free; you will be compensated up to $450 for completing the study.

Fatty Liver is liver inflammation and damage caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. It is part of a group of conditions called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You may be told you have a “fatty liver.” Many people have a buildup of fat in the liver, and for most people it causes no symptoms and no problems. But in some people, the fat causes inflammation and damages cells in the liver. Because of the damage, the liver doesn’t work as well as it should.

Fatty Liver can get worse and cause scarring of the liver, which leads to cirrhosis. It can occur in people who don’t abuse alcohol.

Experts don’t know why some people with a buildup of fat in the liver get Fatty Liver and some don’t. It could be that something in the environment triggers the inflammation in those people. Or maybe it runs in their families.

Things that put people at risk for Fatty Liver include.

  • Obesity
  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol and high triglycerides
  • Metabolic syndrome

Most people who have Fatty Liver are 35 or older and have one or more of the problems listed above. But Fatty Liver can happen in people who have none of these risk factors.

As Fatty Liver progresses and liver damage gets worse, you may start to have symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue (feeling tired all the time)
  • Weight loss for no clear reason
  • General weakness
  • An ache in the upper right part of your belly

If you have these symptoms, you may have Fatty Liver and not even know it!

You may benefit from potential new Fatty Liver therapies and you will most definitely be helping improve healthcare options for everyone.