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The effects of exercise on the body composition and lipid profile in a subject with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


Luci Alves Cerqueira, Moacir Pereira Junior, José Roberto Lazarini Junior, Fabio Henrique Ornellas

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common cause of liver dysfunction worldwide. To describe the importance of a 12-week exercise program for a patient diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This is a case study characterized as exploratory and descriptive. A 29-year- old male subject who had not undergone any physical activity for at least the past two years was invited to participate in the study. Through the assessment of anthropometric measurements and other laboratory exams, the medical report of upper abdominal ultrasound diagnosed hepatic fatty infiltration grade II (moderate). The subject practiced 12 weeks of aerobic and resistance exercises, three times a week for the first three w eeks and five times a week from the fourth week on. The subject reduced his total body weight, body m ass index, conicity index, body fat percentage, waist-hip ratio, waist circumference, hip circumfe rence, total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, very low-density lipoprotein and suff ered an increase in high density lipoprotein. Conclusions: It can be seen that the aerobic exercise combined with resistance training is an important non-pharmacological treatment for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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