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Studies from Wageningen University in the Area of Clinical Nutrition Research Reported (Associations between dietary factors and markers of NAFLD in...

Health & Medicine Week

09-22-17

Studies from Wageningen University in the Area of Clinical Nutrition Research Reported (Associations between dietary factors and markers of NAFLD in a general Dutch adult population)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Diet and Nutrition - Clinical Nutrition Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Wageningen, Netherlands, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The objective of this sudy was to assess the relationship between dietary intake and fatty liver as scored by the validated Fatty Liver Index (FLI) in a large cross-sectional study among a general Dutch adult population. Diet is known to affect liver fat accumulation in humans."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Wageningen University, "1128 men and women aged 20-70 years were included. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. FLI was derived from body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, triglycerides and gamma-glutamyltransferase. Associations were adjusted for energy intake, alcohol intake, age, sex, education, smoking and prevalence of hypertension and diabetes. In this population (mean age 53.0?11.4 years; BMI 25.9?4.0 kg/m; FLI 35.0?27.7), the prevalence of fatty liver as indicated by an FLI >60 was 21.5%. Subjects in the highest FLI category were more likely to be male, older and less physically active. Total protein intake and animal protein intake were positively associated with the highest FLI score versus the lowest (odds ratio (OR) 1.25 per 1 en%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.15-1.37 and OR 1.27, 95% CI 1.17-1.38, respectively); for vegetable protein, an inverse association was observed (OR 0.81, 95% CI 0.69-0.94). A similar positive association with FLI was observed when carbohydrates and fat were iso-calorically exchanged for total and animal proteins. Subjects in the high FLI group consumed more protein, especially from animal origin, less carbohydrates and less dietary fibre."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The presence of fatty liver was associated with a higher intake of animal protein and total fat, soft drinks and snacks.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 13 September."

For more information on this research see: Associations between dietary factors and markers of NAFLD in a general Dutch adult population. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017;():. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition can be contacted at: Nature Publishing Group, 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1707, USA. (Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com/; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition - www.nature.com/ejcn/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Rietman, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Additional authors for this research include D. Sluik, E.JM. Feskens, F.J. Kok and M. Mensink (see also Diet and Nutrition - Clinical Nutrition Research).

Publisher contact information for the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition is: Nature Publishing Group, 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-1707, USA.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Wageningen, Netherlands, Diet and Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition Research.

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