Diet and Exercise Improve Liver and Kidney Function for Those With Liver Disease
Source: Everyday Health
Those with fatty liver disease are being advised to get more exercise and to maintain healthy eating habits. According to a recent study, regular exercise and a good diet will improve liver and kidney function by reducing inflammation and liver scarring in those that suffer from NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
NASH is a condition caused by fat build up in the liver that creates cell damage, leading to reduced liver function through inflammation and scarring. While anyone can have fat in the liver, NASH affects a certain number of people that can’t process that fat. This condition can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer.
The study focused on clinical trials for people who combined a low calorie, low fat diet with regular exercise. This aided participants in managing hypertension, diabetes, weight loss, and the regular metabolism of necessary medications. The study concluded with positive initial findings that point to improvements in symptoms or additional conditions that are NASH related, such as inflammation, insulin sensitivity, oxidative stress, and vascular endothelial function.