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Lowering the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers followed 3, 400 participants.They compared dietary pattern with fatty liver and liver fibrosis incidence. Vegetarians had a lower risk for fatty liver disease and less severe liver fibrosis (scarring), compared with non-vegetarians. The types of foods consumed impacted results, with soy and whole grains imparting protective effects when consumed instead of meat/fish and refined carbohydrates, respectively.Lin

MN, Pan WH, Chen YC, Lin CL. Vegetarian diet, food substitution, and nonalcoholic fatty liver. Ci Ji Yi Xue Za Zhi. Published online February 27, 2018