From the article at International Business Times:
Reducing hepatic [liver] fat or fat around the liver by 30%, along with moderate weight loss is an important part in reducing obesity-related health risks from a long-term perspective, the researchers of the study said. In addition to moderate weight loss, visceral fat or fat stored within the abdominal cavity was reduced by 25% and fat around the heart decreased by 11%. Fat in and around the muscle and pancreas was also reduced by 1 to 2%.
“Reduction in liver fat is a better predictor of long-term health than reduction of visceral fat, which was previously believed to be the main predictor,” Professor Shai explained in a press release. “The findings are a significant contributor to the emerging understanding that for many obese individuals, excess liver fat is not merely a sign of health risks associated with obesity, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but is likely also a cause.”
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Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: There’s a low-carb Mediterranean diet in this book.
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I eat a well balanced ADA diet and live an active lifestyle for the past 41 years as a type1. Perfect health and no fatty liver or fatness.
Hey Ivan, up until 5-10 years ago, I could always order an “ADA diet” for my hospitalized patients. But there is no standard ADA diet now.