Monday, September 07, 2009

High protein intake reduces intrahepatocellular lipid deposition in humans -- Bortolotti et al., 10.3945/ajcn.2008.27296 -- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

High protein intake reduces intrahepatocellular lipid deposition in humans -- Bortolotti et al., 10.3945/ajcn.2008.27296 -- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Background: High sugar and fat intakes are known to increase intrahepatocellular lipids (IHCLs) and to cause insulin resistance. High protein intake may facilitate weight loss and improve glucose homeostasis in insulin-resistant patients, but its effects on IHCLs remain unknown.

Objective: The aim was to assess the effect of high protein intake on high-fat diet–induced IHCL accumulation and insulin sensitivity in healthy young men.

Increasing protein in the diet reduces the dangerous buildup of fat in the liver. This fatty liver problem is fond in alcoholics and people consuming large amounts of fructose, i.e. metabolic syndrome.

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