Physical activity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Autores: Gutierrez Grobe Ylse, Gavilanes Espinar Juan G, Méndez Sánchez Nahum

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Article commented: St George A, Bauman A, Johnston A, Farrell G, Chey T, George J. Independent effects of physical activity in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology. 2009; 50:68-76. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, characterized by elevated liver enzymes, central obesity, and insulin resistance, is becoming increasingly prevalent. The effects of changes in physical activity on the metabolic profile of this group have not been reported. We assessed at 3 months the impact of a behavior change-based lifestyle intervention on physical activity and the effects of this change on the metabolic profile of people with fatty liver disease. In all, 141 participants with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were prospectively enrolled into either a low- or moderate-intensity lifestyle intervention or to a control group. Physical activity was assessed using a validated reporting tool and physical fitness was measured using the YMCA protocol on a cycle ergometer.

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Vol. 8 Núm.3. Julio-Septiembre 2009 Pags. 273-274 Ann Hepatol 2009; 8(3)