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Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Could Prevent This Health Condition

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Could Prevent This Health Condition
March 17
12:35 2016

Aerobic exercise is not only good for your heart, but it could prevent serious liver damage as well.


Excessive alcohol use leads to chronic liver problems including cirrhosis and fatty liver disease that are both irreversible.


A new study set out to determine if aerobic exercise helps prevent these liver issues, using a group of rats that had been bred for high activity. One group of rats was exposed to alcohol for as long as six weeks, and the other group was not exposed to alcohol at all. As predicted, the first group had fatty deposits in the livers after prolonged exposure to alcohol.


However, this group of rats with fatty deposits in the liver did not have as high levels of inflammation as was expected. This leads researchers to believe that the aerobic exercise played a role in reducing the negative effects of alcohol consumption.


The rats exposed to alcohol also had consistent levels of fatty acids, triglycerides, insulin and glucose compared to the rats that were not exposed to alcohol.


Although researchers concluded that more work needs to be done in order to definitely make a connection, this study shows promise for future treatments of alcohol-related liver damage.


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