Be Nice to Your Liver – Eat Yogurt

Yogurt improves insulin resistance and liver fat in obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Conclusions

Yogurt was better than milk at ameliorating IR and liver fat in obese Chinese women with NAFLD and MetS, possibly by improving lipid metabolism, reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, and LPS, and changing the gut microbiota composition. This trial was registered at www.chictr.org.cn as ChiCTR-IPR-15006801.

Resistance Training Tied to Lower Risk for Metabolic Syndrome — Physician’s First Watch

After adjustment for potential confounders like aerobic exercise levels, doing any resistance exercise was associated with lower risk for metabolic syndrome, compared with no resistance training (hazard ratio, 0.83). People who met guidelines for recommended amounts of both resistance exercise (≥2 days/wk) and aerobic exercise (≥500 metabolic equivalent min/wk) had a 25% lower risk for metabolic syndrome than those who didn’t hit the recommended amounts.

Source: Resistance Training Tied to Lower Risk for Metabolic Syndrome — Physician’s First Watch

Link to the original article below.

Source: Association of Resistance Exercise, Independent of and Combined With Aerobic Exercise, With the Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new ‘silent killer’: Caused by overweight and obesity, metabolic syndrome affects 40 percent of Americans age 40 and older — ScienceDaily

For optimal health, the waist should measure less than 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women.

Source: Expanding waistlines and metabolic syndrome: Researchers warn of new ‘silent killer’: Caused by overweight and obesity, metabolic syndrome affects 40 percent of Americans age 40 and older — ScienceDaily

Med + VOO and Nuts to You

Arch Intern Med — Abstract: Effect of a Mediterranean Diet Supplemented With Nuts on Metabolic Syndrome Status: One-Year Results of the PREDIMED Randomized Trial, Dec 8/22, 2008, Salas-Salvadó et al. 168 (22): 2449

I am particularly fond of cashews and EVOO.  My favorite EVOO is Borges.  It won’t be long before we design dietary drill downs for our tele-underwriting scripts.