[PHNUTR-L] Higher Intake of Soft Drinks and Meat May Increase Risk
for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
fivestar at nutritionucanlivewith.com
Wed Sep 26 16:10:38 PDT 2007
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Higher Intake of Soft Drinks and Meat May Increase Risk for
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Reference: "Long term nutritional intake and the risk for non-alcoholic
fatty liver disease (NAFLD): A population based study," Zelber-Sagi S,
Oren R, et al, J Hepatol, 2007 Aug 14; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address:
The Liver Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Sourasky
Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel. E-mail: roren at tasmc.health.gov.il ).
Summary: In a population-based study involving 349 volunteers (male =
52.7%, mean age = 50.7 years, primary non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
(NAFLD) = 30.9%), results indicate that higher intake of soft drinks and
meat may be associated with an increased risk of NAFLD. Diet information
was gathered using a semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire. The
subjects with NAFLD consumed almost twice the amount of soft drinks, 27%
more meat, and somewhat less fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, than
subjects without NAFLD. Additionally, after adjusting for age, gender,
BMI and total calories, the intake of soft drinks was associated with a
45% increased risk for NAFLD. Similarly, meat consumption was associated
with a 37% increased risk of NAFLD. Thus, the results of this study
suggest that higher consumption of soft drinks and meat may increase the
risk for NAFLD.
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD < fivestar at nutritionucanlivewith.com >
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