HIIT Reduces Liver Fat and Improves Body Composition in Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease involves fat accumulation in liver cells due to excessive alcohol intake, the metabolic syndrome or obesity. The metabolic syndrome is a collection of symptoms that include insulin resistance, abdominal fat deposition, high blood pressure, abnormal blood fats and type 2 diabetes. Fatty liver disease is reversible with lifestyle modification. Researchers from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) decreased liver fat, total body fat and improved liver enzyme levels in middle-aged patients. It also increased aerobic capacity. HIIT improves physical fitness rapidly and enhances metabolic health. (Clinical Science (London), published online August 11, 2015)

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