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Liver Fat Is More Dangerous Than Belly Fat

Friday, November 20, 2009
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According to Elisa Fabbrini, MD, Ph.D., Assistant professor of Medicine and the first author of the study, a particular protein, CD36 which controls the transportation of the fatty acids in the blood stream to different tissues, showed that people who had elevated fat in their liver had lower levels CD36 in their fat tissue but higher levels in their muscle tissue. Both scientists believe that CD36 is probably responsible for diverting circulating fatty acids away from the fat tissue and towards muscle and liver tissue, wherein they get converted into triglycerides. This results in an increase in fatty acids in the tissues which probably leads to metabolic dysfunction.



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01 June, 2010 | Sujatha | Reply

Sujatha I really enjoy going through comprehensive articles written by NutritionVista team.They not only write articles in language understood by layman, rather than using technical jargon, but also give scientific evidence to support their point.

29 May, 2010 | Sujatha | Reply

Sujatha Hi,
I am 35 years old working professional.I would like to know what kind of diet and lifestyle changes should I make to prevent fatty liver.Though I know its improtant to exercise but due to hectic professional life I am not able to devote enough time towards it.Please help..

10 July, 2010 | Sangeetha Narayana Swamy | Reply

Sangeetha Narayana Swamy Dear Sujatha,

Reducing weight by consuming a balanced diet and exercise play an important role in fatty liver. If you do not find time to exercise on a regular basis, try to involve in an activity 3-4 times a week. Make it a point to exercise on the weekends too.

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