Fatty liver

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My husband is diabetic and has recently been diagnosed with fatty liver, he doesnt drink, and is on a strick diet anyway.

Any suggestions on what he can do for diet wise, to reduce the fatty liver ?? please.

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    I have fatty liver I wasn't over weight but told to lose some weigh, more exercise. I cut sugar out of my diet, eat plenty of veg,salad and fruit.my liver specialist told me to look on NHS weight loss site.

    I have never drank or smoked so that wasn't a cause.

    Has he seen a liver specialist or gp done any blood test,scan,fibroscan.

    The good news it fatty liver can be reversed.

    Since losing 1/2 stone my blood tests are looking better.I feel better going for a walk everyday.

    Look on NH'S lose weight site,also a good support site is aswell as this site is HealthUnlocked.

    X holly

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    A diet including sugars and starches are known to cause fatty liver.  As well as excess iron.

    Eliminate all sugars and starches (i.e. bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.) and fatty liver will reduce.

    Have some protein with each meal (including breakfast), and snacks.  Have boiled eggs, meat balls, small cans of tuna, etc, on hand for snacks.  Include good oils with meals, i.e. xv olive oil (there is a lemon infused one - drizzle on veges, protein, salad).  Fill up on lots of greens, cauliflower.  Don't have to be hungry.

    Have a regular Iron Studies test, and when ferritin level reduces, this is a sign the fatty liver is getting better.


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      hi, he is always monitored for sugar levels anyway being diabetic, which isnt to bad, and he eats a healthy diet, cause i make sure of it, as i am on a healthy diet too, 

      Thanks anyway.


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    Because your husband is a diagnosed diabetic you need to take medical advice on any changes to his diet. Talk to his diabetic team first as cutting out sugar is presumably something you have already done for his diabetes. A high carb diet can also cause fatty liver but I suspect it's his diabetes that has caused the proble. As others have said you need to talk to his medical team, both the diabetes team and his liver specialist need to be on the same page re his nutrition. 
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