Aging Liver: Can Exercise be a Better Way to Delay the Process than Nutritional and Pharmacological Intervention? Focus on Lipid Metabolism

Author(s): Hao Su*, Dongsen Liu, Jia Shao, Yinuo Li, Xiaoxia Wang*, Qi Gao*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 26 , Issue 39 , 2020

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Background & Aims: Nowadays, the world is facing a common problem that the population aging process is accelerating. How to delay metabolic disorders in middle-aged and elderly people, has become a hot scientific and social issue worthy of attention. The liver plays an important role in lipid metabolism, and abnormal lipid metabolism may lead to liver diseases. Exercise is an easily controlled and implemented intervention, which has attracted extensive attention in improving the health of liver lipid metabolism in the elderly. This article reviewed the body aging process, changes of lipid metabolism in the aging liver, and the mechanism and effects of different interventions on lipid metabolism in the aging liver, especially focusing on exercise intervention.

Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed-NCBI, EBSCO Host and Web of Science, and also a report from WHO. In total, 143 studies were included from 1986 to 15 February 2020.

Conclusion: Nutritional and pharmacological interventions can improve liver disorders, and nutritional interventions are less risky relatively. Exercise intervention can prevent and improve age-related liver disease, especially the best high-intensity interval training intensity and duration is expected to be one of the research directions in the future.

Keywords: Liver, aging, lipid metabolism, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, high-intensity interval training.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 10 November, 2020
Page: [4982 - 4991]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200605111232
Price: $65

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