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The Mediterranean diet is useful not only for the heart. The study showed that this type of power and protects the liver.
Considered one of the healthiest Mediterranean databases in the world, not just heart health. The study showed that this type of food is good for the liver. If the diet contains large amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and fish, the likelihood of hospitalization in connection with the development of cirrhosis of the liver is reduced. Cirrhosis is a deadly liver disease that causes profuse scars of this organ. Each year, cirrhosis of the liver is dying for a million people. An incurable disease progresses slowly, and the only way to save the patient's life is a liver transplant. However, cirrhosis most often of the liver is caused by alcohol, and the victims of alcohol addiction such a transplant are not performed.
However, the new study, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, showed that following a Mediterranean diet, combined with a complete rejection of alcoholic beverages, improves the outcome for the victims of cirrhosis of the liver. The results of the research indicated as important, as it is further evidence that the Mediterranean diet is extremely healthy. This diet contains a minimal amount of red meat, and observations have shown that it increases the diversity of intestinal microbes of victims of cirrhosis.
This finding was made based on observations of nearly 300 older people. Before us is another proof of the importance of the diversity of the intestinal microbiome to promote health and protect against a variety of diseases. Study participants had hepatic or healthy cirrhosis. They followed different types of diets, and the researchers monitored them for three months, giving special importance to common complications of cirrhosis of the liver, such as gallstones and jaundice.