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

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.


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

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


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