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Can Diet Help Non-Obese Individuals with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)?

Merchant, Hamid A. (2017) Can Diet Help Non-Obese Individuals with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)? Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6 (9). ISSN 2077-0383

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Abstract

Subjects diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or hepatic steatosis are usually obese or overweight. NAFLD has also been reported in many non-obese healthy subjects as an incidental finding during imaging. Subjects with early-stage NAFLD who are otherwise healthy are often left unmanaged in current clinical practice; it is not clear if an early intervention in those individuals would be of any benefit in preventing NAFLD progression to more serious conditions. Since many of these subjects are non-alcoholic and have a normal body mass index (BMI), an intensive lifestyle change program is not usually recommended. This report presents an otherwise healthy non-alcoholic subject with incidental NAFLD having a normal BMI and a waist circumference below 90 cm who successfully reversed his condition by undertaking a lifestyle intervention. The case report is expected to encourage large cohort studies to substantiate the benefits of dietary interventions in alleviating hepatic steatosis among non-obese individuals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: diabetes risk; insulin resistance; fatty liver disease; hyperinsulinemia; NAFLD; NASH; intensive lifestyle change program
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Hamid Merchant
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:17
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33480

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