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Insoluble dietary fibre intake is associated with lower prevalence of newly-diagnosed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Chinese men: a large population-based cross-sectional study

Adequate intake of foods rich in insoluble fiber may help hinder the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in men.

This study investigated the correlation between dietary ingestion of insoluble fiber and a man's propensity to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Researchers tracked the eating habits of 4,426 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and 19,103 men without the disease. 

Researchers found a low incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among men who ate the most amount of insoluble fiber-containing foods. This study concluded that increased intake of foods loaded with insoluble fiber may improve a man's odds of keeping non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at bay.

Research Summary Information

  • 2020
  • Yang Xia, Shunming Zhang, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Xue Bao, Yeqing Gu, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Kun Song, Qijun Wu, Kaijun Niu, Yuhong Zhao
  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, No. 36, San Hao Street, Shenyang, 110004 Liaoning China. Nutritional Epidemiology Institute and School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, 22 Qixiangtai Road, Heping District, Tianjin, 300070 China. Health Management Centre, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, China.
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