Wednesday, February 15, 2023 by Olivia Cook
Fatty liver disease can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Alcoholic is caused by heavy alcohol use, while non-alcoholic is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver not related to alcohol use.
A study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology reported that the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has grown proportionally with the rise in metabolic syndrome, obesity, sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy dietary patterns.
Researchers indicated that a combination of dietary modifications and increased physical activity remains the mainstay of NAFLD management, which has been proven by numerous studies to have significant long-term health benefits but is hard for some to maintain. They also recommended that NAFLD patients, whether obese, overweight or not, should be educated that a healthy, quality diet and physical activity have benefits beyond weight reduction.
Opt for an eating plan that contains a variety of plant-based foods and healthy fats. Include a variety of fruits (apples, bananas, berries, dates, figs, melons, oranges, tomatoes), vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, leafy greens, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes), legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas, pulses), healthy fats (avocados, nuts, olives, seeds), fish and lean meats (skinless chicken and turkey), whole grains (brown rice, couscous, quinoa, whole oats, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta) and use healthy oils such as extra virgin olive oil.
A study published in the journal Gene Expression: The Journal of Liver Research has proven both aerobic and resistance exercises as safe and effective therapeutic strategies against fatty liver disease. Regular exercise helps to burn triglycerides for fuel and can also reduce liver fat.
In the liver, exercise increases fatty acid oxidation, decreases fatty acid synthesis and prevents mitochondrial and hepatocellular damage by reducing the release of damage-associated molecular patterns. (Related: Prevent fatty liver disease with exercise.)
For adults, a healthy weight is defined as the appropriate body weight in relation to height. Body mass index (BMI) is calculated from your height and weight and is a useful measure of being overweight and obese, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
To compute their BMI, adults can use a BMI calculator, by entering their height and body weight. BMI categories are as follows:
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) identifies weight loss as a critical part of halting NAFLD progression and symptoms and recommends that people living with obesity and NAFLD lose between three and five percent of their body weight to reduce fat build-up in their liver. The study also indicated that losing between seven and 10 percent of body weight can reduce other symptoms of NAFLD, such as fibrosis, inflammation and scarring.
You can be kind to your liver with the following tips. (Related: Treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease naturally.)
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