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Microbial therapy for fatty liver

You, too, could be suffering from fatty liver – even if you don’t drink any alcohol. Often, weight gain causes fat to build up in the liver, but also genes, gut microbes, and even environmental chemicals play a role.

  • Text Ulla Kaltiala | Photo Mostphotos

The liver fat concentration can be reduced even by moderate weight loss.

The idea is to examine whether physical exercise changes the microbiota so that the accumulation of fat in the liver decreases.

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The gut and the liver are in constant interaction with one another through, for example, compounds produced by gut bacteria.

Some chemicals found in our environment are known as metabolic disruptors that affect glucose and fat metabolism.

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