Worrisome Liver Fat? Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Works Better Than Low-Fat Diet

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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4 responses to “Worrisome Liver Fat? Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Works Better Than Low-Fat Diet

  1. Nicky

    Just a note to thank you for the never ending stream of very interesting / relevant articles!

  2. Pingback: Worrisome Liver Fat? Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Works Better Than Low-Fat Diet - Lean.New.Me.

  3. Ivan

    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.

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