Regular Exercise Helps Combat Health Conditions and Disease
A regular exercise routine is always good for health. New research has now revealed that regulate to intense exercise can be also helpful in reducing liver fat. The study conducted by scientists at Penn State College of Medicine found that regular exercise can be really helpful in reductions in liver fat among those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Exercise is Proven Therapeutic Approach To Improve Fatty Liver Disease
There were several research in the past that suggested the benefits of exercise and how it can be beneficial in reducing liver fat. However, they had not suggested the specific amount of time for which one should exercise to make clinically meaningful improvements.
Jonathan Stine, associate professor of medicine and public health sciences, and hepatologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Centre said that the new findings can now give physicians the confidence to prescribe exercise to those patients who are suffering from the problem of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
“Having a target for the physical activity will be useful for professionals to develop personalized approaches as they help patients modify their lifestyles and become more physically active,” Jonathan Stine added.
The study said that around 30 per cent of the global population is affected by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Researchers warn that this can lead to cirrhosis, also known as liver scarring and cancer.
As of now, there is no drug approved for the treatment of the disease. Also, there is no effective cure for this condition which is very common nowadays. However, research has shown a positive impact on improving liver fat, physical fitness and quality of life for patients.
Stine said that prior research couldn’t find the required ‘dose’ of exercise that can be helpful for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. For this study, researchers primarily focused on the goal to examine the association between exercise training and a clinically relevant improvement in liver fat.