Calories May Outweigh Nutrients in Diets for Fatty Liver
Intermittent calorie restriction offers only modest advantages over a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet (LCHF) for treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers say. The intermittent diet offers more benefit for liver stiffness and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and might be easier to maintain, said Magnus Holmer, MD, head of the Hepatology Unit at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
@udipta While previous studies have shown that dieting can effectively treat NAFLD, researchers have debated whether popular low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets might cause more harm than good. At the same time, intermittent-calorie restriction diets have also been gaining in popularity, particularly the 5:2 diet in which participants eat normally for 5 days a week and restrict their calories the other 2 days.