Pharmacotherapy of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: Reflections on the existing evidence.J Dig Dis 2017; 18(11):607-617JD
Pharmacotherapy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Over the past decade, a large number of clinical studies have explored the safety and efficacy of different drugs in treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), including diet pills, antioxidants, insulin sensitizers, lipid-lowering agents, anti-inflammatory cytokines, cytoprotective agents and intestinal probiotics. Based on the evidence from randomized controlled trials a number of academic groups have developed guidelines for the diagnosis and management of NAFLD and NASH. In this article, we discussed the current situation of NASH pharmacotherapy.