Good news to those who like to ride their bikes, your risk for getting a fatty liver may be reduced, says a new research. According to the national Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, the cardiorespiratory fitness of 463 Finns was measured by researchers using a cycle ergometer exercise test. Afterwards, they determined fatty liver with an ultrasound. The participants were 30 to 47 years of age.
The research results are significant for public health: despite the person’s weight, achieving a moderate level of cardiorespiratory fitness can protect from fatty liver. Fatty liver is a significant and expanding public health concern. It is related to several metabolic disturbances, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
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