Mediterranean Diet Linked to Liver Fat Reduction

The main finding from this study is that the green Mediterranean diet, the enhanced version of the Mediterranean diet, rich in walnuts, green tea, and Mankai aquatic plant and low in red/processed meat, was the most successful in liver fat reduction.

green-tea-green-mediterranean-hospital.jpg What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Within a few simple dietary adjustments that are applicable to the entire population and are based on scientific evidence, you can achieve better health, including healthier liver status. Since fatty liver’s prevalence is about 25% worldwide, this medical condition should be treated most effectively.

green-tea-green-mediterranean-hospital.jpg What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: Future research should focus on plant-based diets as a potential non-pharmaceutical therapy for diseases. 


Yaskolka Meir A, Rinott E, Tsaban G, et al
Effect of green-Mediterranean diet on intrahepatic fat: the DIRECT PLUS randomised controlled trial
Gut Published Online First: 18 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-323106

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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by weightcontrol