that regular high intensity exercise significantly decreased the fasting glucose levels and waist circumference of participants with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The researchers also discovered that exercise altered amino acid metabolism in fatty tissue, making it more effective.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease, affecting approximately 25% of the world’s population.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NAFLD is a condition in which excess fat builds up in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use.
the accumulation of fat in the liver can be reduced by weight loss and a healthy diet, the new research found that exercise could be an effective treatment for NAFLD.
One group performed HIIT exercise which is defined as high intensity interval training along with an independent training session weekly for 12 weeks.
At the end of the study, the researchers found that exercise had a beneficial effect on fasting glucose concentrations, waist circumference, maximum oxygen consumption rate and maximum achieved workload.