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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
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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.
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