Scientists monitored the condition of the liver, the amount of adipose tissue in the organ, a significant increase in muscle strength, and a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress.
Moderate to high-intensity exercise is a good way to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can lead to inflammation, cirrhosis, and liver failure.
Scientists at the University of Tsukuba in Japan analyzed data on obese subjects who followed a three-month exercise regimen and diet aimed at weight loss. Scientists monitored the condition of the liver, the amount of adipose tissue in the organ, an increase in muscle strength, a decrease in inflammation and oxidative stress, as well as the level of oxidative stress markers.
It turned out that exercise, in addition to a weight loss regimen, reduced steatosis (the initial stage of fatty liver disease) by 9.5%, liver stiffness by 6.8%, and fibrosis by 16.4%. Exercise also changed the concentrations of specific organises and apparently induced anti-inflammatory and antioxidant responses to stress by activating Nrf2 (gene transcription factor).