What is it about?
We review the literature in human patients and in rodent models describing how exercise can prevent and treat excessive fat storage in the liver (hepatic steatosis) which is linked to obesity and a poor diet. The review suggests that insufficient exercise behavior may be a bigger driver of hepatic steatosis than obesity or diet.
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Why is it important?
Hepatic steatosis, or the excess storage of fat in the liver, plays a foundational role in the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and further liver injury including fibrosis and cirrhosis.
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This page is a summary of: Exercise Combats Hepatic Steatosis: Potential Mechanisms and Clinical Implications, Diabetes, March 2020, American Diabetes Association, DOI: 10.2337/dbi18-0043.
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