Like many lifestyle associated disorders, fatty liver disease is too a consequence of ailing food habits. Consumption of processed and sugary foods, trans fats, lack of exercise along with predisposing genetic factors are the main culprits to be blamed. Also, in common with sister diseases linked to a way of living, fatty liver is also a participant in the chase for a cure.
The diet tussle
Markets are flooded with a number of diet modules ranging from ketogenic to low carb, each one clamming for much-hyped health benefits. However, detailed scientific know-how of the specific diet on body dynamics is still missing.
Protein induced fat reduction in FATTY LIVER
Researchers in the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) have inferred the positive results of a high protein diet on elevated levels of fats in liver. Genes responsible for fat metabolism are found to be less responsive or down-regulated with a high protein diet. Researchers hints that the cellular interplay of fat metabolism is linked with “mitochondria”, growth factors, and fat degradation in the liver. However, the specific role of factors involved in protein assimilation mediated downregulation of fat metabolism in view of fatty liver disease is yet to be explored.
Clear detailed insight into dietary intervention with respect to key pathways or modulators can have long term positive effects on the protein-mediated cure of fatty liver disease.