Alters Body Fat Metabolism of Fatty Liver Disease with exercise - South Arkansas Sun

Even without weight loss, high-intensity exercise improved metabolism in people with NAFLD

HIIT altered the metabolism of different tissues in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in various ways

Fatty liver disease is often accompanied by abdominal obesity, hypertension, elevated blood sugar and abnormal blood fat levels

With no effective approved medical therapies, disease management is dependent on lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise

For 12 weeks, 21 people participated in high-intensity interval training while 25 others maintained their sedentary lifestyle

They used liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze metabolic changed biomarkers in adipose (fat) tissue, blood plasma, urine and stool

It also improved the participants’ maximum oxygen consumption rate and their maximum achieved workload

High-intensity exercise led to specific metabolic changes including accumulation of amino acids and their byproducts in fat tissue

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