Low-Carb Diet Aids Weight Loss in Liver Transplant Recipients With Obesity
A low-carbohydrate diet appears to be an effective weight-loss intervention in liver transplant recipients with obesity as compared with a calorie-restrictive diet, according to interim findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
In particular, the intervention showed significant improvements in the metabophenotype profile, including visceral adipose tissue and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue, said Mohammad Siddiqui, MD, a gastroenterologist and liver transplant specialist at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.
@nivaan Weight gain and obesity after liver transplantation is common. Posttransplant obesity is associated with increased cardiometabolic risk burden, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, and overall mortality