Healthier diet associated with lower risk of liver disease, research indicates

Healthier diet associated with lower risk of liver disease, research indicates
Reuters (4/27, Rapaport) reported that research suggests individuals “who make an effort to improve their diet may be more likely to have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease than individuals who stick to unhealthy eating habits.” Researchers found that individuals “with above-average increases in adherence to a healthy Mediterranean diet rich in whole grains, fish, lean protein, veggies and olive oil were at least 26 percent less likely to develop fatty liver than individuals with average increases in adherence.” Meanwhile, “above-average increases in sticking to another liver-friendly diet, the so-called Alternative Healthy Eating Index, were associated with at least 21 percent lower odds of developing fatty liver.” The findings were published in Gastroenterology.

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