Navigation Links
Exercise helps patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Date:7/1/2009

Counseling patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on how to increase physical activity leads to health benefits that are independent of changes in weight. These findings are in a new study in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). The article is also available online at Wiley Interscience (www.interscience.wiley.com).

NAFLD is the most common form of chronic liver disease in developed countries. It is associated with the metabolic syndrome, which also includes obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, and is characterized by elevated liver enzymes. Currently, patients with NAFLD are encouraged to alter their lifestyles, however the focus has been on weight loss through dietary changes. The effects of increasing physical activity alone have not been thoroughly investigated.

Researchers led by Jacob George of Sydney West Area Health Service in Australia, examined the health outcomes of patients who were counseled on how to increase physical activity. They prospectively enrolled 141 patients with NAFLD from the Sydney West Area Health Service. The participants were divided into a control group, a low-intensity lifestyle intervention group, and a moderate-intensity lifestyle intervention group.

The patients in the intervention arms worked with exercise scientists who provided individually tailored counseling on how to increase both planned and incidental physical activity. Walking was the main type of exercise discussed and patients were encouraged to be active for at least 150 minutes per week.

After three months, participants in the intervention groups were nine times more likely to have increased their physical activity by an hour or more per week, compared to patients in the control group. Those who were active for more than 150 minutes
'/>"/>

Contact: Sean Wagner
medicalnews@wiley.com
781-388-8550
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
2. Studies Prove Exercise Can Heal the Body Mind and Soul
3. 1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma
4. Using the Internet to Promote Exercise
5. Less than 3 percent of UK 11-year-olds take enough exercise
6. Study fuels debate over whether exercise and body size influence ovarian cancer risk
7. Creatine in addition to exercise enhances strength in older adults
8. American Council on Exercise Offers 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays
9. Highlands Acquisition Corp. Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
10. Exercise And Health: Use Your Heart Rate As a Guide
11. Nine of 10 Women Attempt Exercise Goals After Initial Failure, Survey Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 New York singer/songwriter ... be delivering a plenary address entitled Finding the ... Art of Healing and Recovery at this year’s ... Healthcare Executive Summit (BHES).     , With more than ... have been recorded by some of the biggest ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 This year, the National Multiple Sclerosis ... provide opportunities for people across the country to unite, ... with MS live their best lives. MS Awareness Week is ... others to join the Society’s vision of a world free ... disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Regulatory ... focused on quality, regulatory and technical consulting, announces ... Chief Operating Officer. , Before joining RCA, ... leading R&D teams in all aspects of developing ... positions at Covidien (Medtronic), Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc., ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Many mainstream media outlets have run stories ... how much of that news reporting is true? Many ... measles, but whose youngsters later developed autism, will assemble ... comprised of professionals, clinicians, researchers, therapists, advocates, and others. ... questions about the body and childhood health will have ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... market their services and manage their practices ... offer an integrated all-inclusive solution. The ... development program and a medical practice management ... success and long-term financial sustainability. A referral ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Richie Supa Announced as a Plenary Speaker at NCAD 2015 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 3Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 4Health News:Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. Welcomes Seyed Khorashahi as Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Growing List of Professionals Gather for World’s Most Comprehensive Autism Conference in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 2Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 3Health News:Power Up Physician and Patient Referral Management While Qualifying for ARRA Incentives 4
... the potentially fatal tick-borne illness has nearly tripled, research shows ... Rocky Mountain spotted fever in the United States almost tripled ... , The potentially fatal disease is caused by Rickettsia ... bite of the dog tick or Rocky Mountain wood tick. ...
... The Board of,Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: ... common share, payable on November 15, 2007, to,shareholders of ... dividends on its common stock since 1895. * ... global consumer,products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal ...
... more options ... consumers, health professionals, WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 The U.S. ... the number and,variety of generic drug products available to consumers ... brand-name,counterparts and competition among generics has been a key factor ...
... R.I. [Brown University] The chemical process known as ... transduction a fundamental biochemical cascade inside cells that ... A team of cell biologists led by Eugene Chin, ... School of Brown University and a staff researcher at ...
... collaboration ... between physicians and patients, CHICAGO, Oct. 4 Allscripts ... and information,solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, was featured ... announcing the new consumer health platform. Allscripts is the,first market-leading ...
... 4 GeoPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:,GORX) (the "Company") GeoPharma, ... among a select group invited to present at ... Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 9:25 AM,(PDT). ... history of,isolating quality small cap companies that perform ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surge in U.S. Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 2Health News:FDA Announces Initiative to Bolster Generic Drug Program 2Health News:Brown researchers make major signal transduction discovery 2Health News:Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch 2Health News:Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch 3Health News:Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch 4Health News:Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch 5Health News:Allscripts Featured in Microsoft HealthVault Worldwide Launch 6Health News:GeoPharma, Inc. to Present at the EdgeWater Research Investor Conference 2Health News:GeoPharma, Inc. to Present at the EdgeWater Research Investor Conference 3
(Date:3/2/2015)... DUBLIN , March 2, 2015   ... device businesses for a total consideration of up to $1.65 ... Endo also evaluating strategic alternatives for AMS, Women,s Health ... into a global specialty pharmaceuticals business ... today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... WOODLANDS, Texas , March 2, 2015   ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing breakthrough treatments for ... end 2014 financial results on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ... a conference call and webcast to discuss clinical development ... year end of 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... ANGELES , March 2, 2015 ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ... financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014 on March ... conference call and webcast on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 5:00 ... , President and CEO.   , ... dial-in: (631) 291-4544; conference code 92238648. , , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Endo Announces Divestiture of American Medical Systems' Men's and Prostate Health Businesses to Boston Scientific 2Endo Announces Divestiture of American Medical Systems' Men's and Prostate Health Businesses to Boston Scientific 3Lexicon To Report Fourth Quarter And Year End 2014 Financial Results On March 4, 2015 2ImmunoCellular Therapeutics to Report 2014 Financial Results on March 9, 2015; a Business Update Conference Call and Webcast is Scheduled for March 12, 2015 2
... SALT LAKE CITY , May 11 Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ... during the morning of Monday, May 17, 2010 .   , ... Dynatronics has scheduled a conference call for investors later that ...  Those interested in participating should call 800-861-4084 and use passcode: 9921511. , ...
... 11 RF Technologies®, a leading provider of healthcare safety and ... use with Safe Place® Infant Security Solutions. The soft, stretchy banding material ... staff when a Safe Place bracelet is loose, tampered with or is ... Smart Sense ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Smart Sense(TM) From RF Technologies Upgrades Safe Place(R) Bracelets Using Industry-Leading Infant Security Technology, Fit and Comfort 2
... FLUORAT®-02-PANORAMA spectrofluorometer ... sophisticated instrument among ... It is intended ... chromatographic analysis, and ...
Inquire...
The unique RF-1501 optical design provides exceptional sensitivity in an incredibly compact instrument....
The Fluoroskan Ascent, a dedicated microplate fluorometer, offers high sensitivity for a wide variety of fluorometric applications....
Medicine Products: