The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pilot Study

@article{Tendler2006TheEO,
  title={The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Pilot Study},
  author={David A Tendler and Sauyu Lin and William S. Yancy and John Mavropoulos and Pam Sylvestre and Don C. Rockey and Eric C Westman},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={52},
  pages={589-593}
}
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an increasingly common condition that may progress to hepatic cirrhosis. This pilot study evaluated the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on obesity-associated fatty liver disease. Five patients with a mean body mass index of 36.4 kg/m2 and biopsy evidence of fatty liver disease were instructed to follow the diet (<20 g/d of carbohydrate) with nutritional supplementation for 6 months. Patients returned for group meetings biweekly for 3 months… CONTINUE READING
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