Physical activity: an essential component of lifestyle modification in NAFLD.

04:08 EDT 21st September 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Physical activity: an essential component of lifestyle modification in NAFLD."

NAFLD encompasses a spectrum of liver diseases pertaining to fat accumulation in the liver in the absence of significant alcohol consumption. NASH is the most clinically relevant subset of NAFLD, and patients with NASH have an increased risk of progression to cirrhosis or developing liver cancer. No pharmacotherapy is currently approved for NAFLD, and lifestyle modification via diet and exercise is most commonly recommended. The optimal physical activity regimen in terms of both effectiveness and compliance remains to be determined and is the focus of this Review.

Affiliation

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 20889, USA.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology
ISSN: 1759-5053
Pages:

Links

PubMed Articles [21522 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Parental perceptions regarding lifestyle interventions for obese children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 30% of obese children globally. The main treatment for NAFLD is to promote gradual weight loss through lifestyle modification. Very little is known reg...

Parental perceptions regarding lifestyle interventions for obese children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 30% of obese children globally. The main treatment for NAFLD is to promote gradual weight loss through lifestyle modification. Very little is known reg...

A case-control study on the effect of metabolic gene polymorphisms, nutrition, and their interaction on the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The oxidative stress is a key issue in the etiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of metabolic gene polymorphisms involved in the oxidat...

Impact of lifestyle modification on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Current treatment guidelines support the role of lifestyle modification, in terms of increasing the quantity and quality of physical activity to achieve target glycemia in patients with type 2 diabete...

Diet Macronutrients Composition in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Review on the Related Documents.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing health problem in both developed and developing countries. Metabolic abnormalities, specially insulin resistance and hyperglycemia are highly cor...

Clinical Trials [2809 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Goal Setting and Lifestyle

The primary aim of this feasibility study is to determine if a theory-based lifestyle intervention consisting of telephone counseling is associated with improvements in physical activity a...

Lifestyle Modification for Weight Loss in Schizophrenia

The purpose of this study is to find out how effective lifestyle modification group therapy is on reducing body weight when compared to usual care in individuals with schizophrenia and/or ...

A Study of Naltrexone SR/Bupropion SR and Placebo in Obese Subjects Participating in a Behavior Modification Program

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a combination of 2 drugs is safe and effective in treating obesity and leads to greater weight loss when given with a group lifestyle modi...

Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) on Children With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

The purpose of this interventional study is to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in children or adolescents with well-characterized and liver biopsy conf...

Study of Hispanics to Assess Risk Prevention in Prehypertension

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of lifestyle modification in reducing blood pressure values in Hispanics at risk for hypertension.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.

Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.

A drugless system of therapy, making use of physical forces such as air, light, water, heat, massage, etc. Treatments are often diet- and nutrition-oriented with attention given to the patient's personal history and lifestyle. (From Cassileth, Alternative Medicine Handbook, 1998, p329)

The time span between the beginning of physical activity by an individual and the termination because of exhaustion.

The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.

Search BioPortfolio:
Loading
Advertisement

Relevant Topic

Cancer
Latest News Clinical Trials Research Drugs Reports Corporate
Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs.  Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spre...

Advertisement

Searches Linking to this Article