Ketogenic Diet Dramatically Reduces Liver Fat in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease #NAFLD

stages of liver damage
<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Excessive fat accumulation in the liver is also referred to as fatty liver or hepatic steatosis. When enough fat accumulates, it starts hurting the liver, then we call it non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This can lead to cirrhosis in which scar tissue replaces healthy liver cells, and is one of the leading reasons for liver transplantation. Experts debate which is the best diet for reducing liver fat, but nearly all agree that losing overall excess body weight is helpful, assuming a well-designed diet that avoids nutritional deficiencies. Excessive fat accumulation in the liver is also referred to as fatty liver or hepatic steatosis. When enough fat accumulates, it starts hurting the liver, then we call it non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This can lead to cirrhosis in which scar tissue replaces healthy liver cells, and is one of the leading reasons for liver transplantation. Experts debate which is the best diet for reducing liver fat, but nearly all agree that losing overall excess body weight is helpful, assuming a well-designed diet that avoids nutritional deficiencies.

Fat in the liver and elsewhere in the body is composed almost entirely of molecules called triglycerides. When you lose fat weight, you’re converting the triglycerides into energy your body can use.

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Here's a study that found dramatic results in just six days:Here’s a study that found dramatic results in just six days:

Ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Here, we present evidence that hepatic mitochondrial fluxes and redox state are markedly altered during ketogenic diet-induced reversal of NAFLD in humans. Ketogenic diet for 6 d markedly decreased liver fat content and hepatic insulin resistance. These changes were associated with increased net hydrolysis of liver triglycerides and decreased endogenous glucose production and serum insulin concentrations.

Source: Effect of a ketogenic diet on hepatic steatosis and hepatic mitochondrial metabolism in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Steve Parker, M.D.

The Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet is incorporated into the Advanced Mediterranean Diet, 2nd edition.

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