Israeli-led research team says curbing liver fat key to reducing obesity risks

Times of Israel | Jun 15, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  • A new study by an Israeli-led team of researchers suggested that reducing liver fat rather than just losing weight is key to minimizing the long-term health risks tied to obesity.
  • The study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, used magnetic resource imaging (MRI) to track different types of fat in the body, while also examining how different types of diets affected fat deposits over time.
  • The study also recorded a decrease of 11% in fat around the heart and a 25% reduction in visceral fat, as well as moderate weight loss.