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A 41-year-old male asked:

My triglycerides are 257, cholesterol hdl is 29, chol/hdl ratio is 6.2, ldl/hdl ratio is 3.8 and sgot & sgpt is 46 & 82. is it a fatty liver condition?

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Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Indeed: This sounds like fatty liver - though i usually repeat the liver enzymes and rule out hepatitis before declaring fatty liver the cause. An ultrasound will also confirm.
Specializes in Hepatology
Probably: High lipid especially triglycerides can cause fatty liver, a disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. But this is a diagnosis of exclusion, so you need to check for other common causes, such as viral hepatitis before making this diagnosis.

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