Greater Physical Activity Lowers Risk for Fatty Liver Disease

Greater Physical Activity Lowers Risk for Fatty Liver Disease

Performing between 150 and 300 minutes of physical activity per week lowered the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by 44%. Arising from the accumulation of fat in the liver, NAFLD and its more severe form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are responsible for a growing proportion of advanced liver disease worldwide. Using the physical activity guidelines, the team categorized physical activity related to leisure, occupation or transportation. More time spent performing any type of physical activity was linked with lower NAFLD risk. “Meeting [physical activity guidelines] for leisure-time [physical activity] has beneficial effects on NAFLD, and over two times the recommended amount of [physical activity guidelines] had lower risk for significant fibrosis or cirrhosis,” wrote the researchers.

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