Weight loss, lifestyle changes improve NAFLD, data show

07/18/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. said that patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who lose weight and exercise reduced their liver-fat levels and improved glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Their review of diet and exercise studies, published in the Journal of Hepatology, found that a number of lifestyle changes reduce intrahepatic triacyglycerol concentration, the first step toward liver disease, with an average weight loss of 4% to 14% resulting in IHTAG reductions of 35% to 81%.

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