Next Article in Journal
Mediterranean Dietary Pattern Adherence Modify the Association between FTO Genetic Variations and Obesity Phenotypes
Next Article in Special Issue
Animal Models of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease—A Starter’s Guide
Previous Article in Journal
Ferulic Acid Promotes Hypertrophic Growth of Fast Skeletal Muscle in Zebrafish Model
Previous Article in Special Issue
Mediterranean Diet and Multi-Ingredient-Based Interventions for the Management of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Open AccessReview

Isocaloric Dietary Changes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High Cardiometabolic Risk Individuals

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, 80131 Naples, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Nutrients 2017, 9(10), 1065; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9101065
Received: 3 August 2017 / Revised: 28 August 2017 / Accepted: 21 September 2017 / Published: 26 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) incorporates an extensive spectrum of histologic liver abnormalities, varying from simple triglyceride accumulation in hepatocytes non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and it is the most frequent chronic liver disease in the industrialized world. Beyond liver related complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, NAFLD is also an emerging risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Currently, lifestyle intervention including strategies to reduce body weight and to increase regular physical activity represents the mainstay of NAFLD management. Total caloric intake plays a very important role in both the development and the treatment of NAFLD; however, apart from the caloric restriction alone, modifying the quality of the diet and modulating either the macro- or micronutrient composition can also markedly affect the clinical evolution of NAFLD, offering a more realistic and feasible treatment alternative. The aim of the present review is to summarize currently available evidence from randomized controlled trials on the effects of different nutrients including carbohydrates, lipids, protein and other dietary components, in isocaloric conditions, on NAFLD in people at high cardiometabolic risk. We also describe the plausible mechanisms by which different dietary components could modulate liver fat content. View Full-Text
Keywords: NAFLD; NASH; isocaloric dietary changes; carbohydrates; monounsaturated fatty acids; polyunsaturated fatty acids; polyphenols; vitamins NAFLD; NASH; isocaloric dietary changes; carbohydrates; monounsaturated fatty acids; polyunsaturated fatty acids; polyphenols; vitamins
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Della Pepa, G.; Vetrani, C.; Lombardi, G.; Bozzetto, L.; Annuzzi, G.; Rivellese, A.A. Isocaloric Dietary Changes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in High Cardiometabolic Risk Individuals. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1065.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop