More protein and less carbs. The scientific journal Cell Metabolism said about the study, which the authors found that effectively reduces the level of fat in the liver, improving the cardiovascular system, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease usually recommend a diet with low fat intake. However, according to a new study in the solution of this problem gives the desired effect of reducing carbs.
In favor of this conclusion are the results of tests with the participation of 10 people suffering from General obesity and NAFLD. Within two weeks, the volunteers on the instructions of scientists adhered to the diet with limited consumption of carbohydrates and higher proteins.
The result of this diet was that in the liver of the participants dramatically decreased fat content due to the intensified fat metabolism. In addition, in humans there have been other positive changes.
“The restriction of carbohydrates has led to a decrease in inflammatory markers, particularly interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF). Additionally, the decrease in carbohydrates, changed the gut flora and increased circulating levels of folate, were associated with improvements of lipid metabolism of the liver,” – said the authors of the project in the journal.
At the same time, the researchers noted that dietary approach to dealing with the problem can not be considered universal – some people have a diet restricted in carbohydrates may not work.
In addition, researchers from the University of Michigan came to the conclusion that a low-carb diet by 30% reduces the risk of diabetes. The abundance of carbohydrates, scientists believe, not only promotes intensive growth of adipose tissue in the body, but also leads to the development of hypertension.