New research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2019, reveals that chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of cirrhosis-related mortality.
Researchers hope these findings will help provide specific exercise recommendations for patients at risk for cirrhosis and its complications. New compound that repairs cancer cells SEC moves to revive margin lending
Lead researcher, Tracey Simon, said the benefit of exercise is not a new concept, but the impact of exercise on mortality from cirrhosis and from liver cancer has not yet been explored on this scale.
Researchers observed that adults in the highest quintile of weekly walking activity had 73 percent lower risk for cirrhosis-related death than those in the lowest quintile.
Further risk reduction was observed with combined walking and muscle-strengthening exercises.