The vegan food pyramid for optimal health is one whose foundation — the lowest levels of the pyramid — is comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables. Loomba R, Sanyal AJ. Table 1 Comparison of personal and health characteristics of vegetarians and nonvegetarians. The common idea behind this,is that carbohydrates are the reason for fatty liver. Looking to boost the health of your liver or trade out some of those liver damaging habits? Copy link. Dr Greger has a huge selection of videos dedicated to losing weight… just type it in the search bar.
Vegetarian diets have been shown to improve insulin resistance and reduce body weight, but the effects on nonalcoholic fatty liver require further confirmation. We aim to investigate the association between vegetarian diets, major food groups, and nonalcoholic fatty liver, and to compare the degree of liver fibrosis between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in those with fatty liver. We analyzed cross-sectional data from the Tzu Chi Health Study which included nonvegetarians and vegetarians who did not smoke or habitually drink alcohol and had no hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Fatty liver and liver fibrosis were determined using ultrasonography and the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis score, respectively. Diet was assessed through a validated food frequency questionnaire. Adjustment for body mass index BMI attenuated the protective association. Vegetarians had less severe fibrosis than nonvegetarians.
J Clin Exp Hepatol. Mitch, thanks for the link. Fructose, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or indexes of liver health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. I like learning and pictures help. Darryl, I feel the same way. Global epidemiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-meta-analytic assessment of prevalence, incidence, and outcomes. So, by measuring the non-HDL cholesterol in the blood, one can predict the onset of fatty liver disease. Even though plant-based oils like olive oil, sunflower oil, and avocado oil contain healthy oils, they should still be used sparingly. Upon closer examination, the vegetarian diet studied was high in butter, eggs, baked goods. J Nutr. Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest.