Aerobic Exercise Reduces Fatty Liver Disease Risk in Post-menopausal Women

by Julia Samuel on  July 4, 2016 at 11:18 AM Women Health News
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is often not detected in post-menopausal women, a recent study has revealed.

The study was released by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) over a test conducted on the efficacy of aerobic exercise in post-menopausal women.
Aerobic Exercise Reduces Fatty Liver Disease Risk in Post-menopausal Women
Aerobic Exercise Reduces Fatty Liver Disease Risk in Post-menopausal Women

NAFLD, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease can also lead to insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

"NAFLD is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and adult-onset diabetes and is characterized by fat in the liver seen on ultrasound or other testing and elevated liver enzymes," said NAMS Executive Director Jo Ann V. Pinkerton.

"This study shows the benefit of counseling women at risk of diagnosis with fatty liver disease about the benefits of increased physical activity, including less fat around the middle, improvement in good cholesterol, and improved ability to exercise (cardiopulmonary functional capacity)," added Pinkerton.

People with NAFLD have lower cardiopulmonary functional capacity, which independently increases cardiovascular risk.

Improved cardio-respiratory fitness has been associated with lower all-cause mortality risk in women with elevated glucose levels or with diabetes.


Source: IANS

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