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Resistance training reduces risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by 39%
Friday, October 31, 2008 8:06 am Email this article
People who engage in resistance training -- weight lifting -- are 39 percent less likely to get non-alcoholic liver disease than people who do not according to a new study.
Non-alcoholic liver disease is associated with obesity and a fatty diet. Subjects
Subjects: 349 people
The study analyzed data from 349 people, split evenly between men and women, who were part of the Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey.
Zelber-Sagi S, Nitzan-Kaluski D, Goldsmith R, Webb M, Zvibel I, Goldiner I, Blendis L, Halpern Z, Oren R. Role of leisure-time physical activity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A population-based study. Hepatology. 2008 Jul 10
The Liver Unit
Department of Gastroenterology
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
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