Comprehensive Practical Hepatology

Acute and chronic liver disease is a global endemic healthcare concern. More than 500 million people around the world are infected with the hepatitis B or C virus. Approximately 500,000 patients die ...
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Lifestyle Recommendation for Patients with Liver Diseases

Pp. 229-236 (8)

Kazuto Tajiri

Abstract

Excess body weight has become a problem, especially in most developed countries. Excess nutrition is harmful to the liver and causes liver diseases including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatic malignancies. A well balanced diet and adequate exercise can help maintain a healthy liver and prevent liver diseases induced by metabolic abnormalities. In contrast, infectious liver diseases such as viral hepatitis and their consequent cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma can be prevented by prophylaxis, including adequate vaccination against viruses and patient education.

Keywords:

Exercise, lifestyle, liver, nutrition, prophylaxis.

Affiliation:

The Third Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toyama,Toyama, Japan.