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VLCD/keto as treatment for fatty liver [nature]

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Two case studies. I found them interesting.

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A1c: Nov 13, 12.7 (dx); Apr 14, 7.6; Feb 15, 6.1; May 15, 6.0; Sep 15, 6.2 and May 16, 5.8.
Drugs: Met ER, N, recently off R, Lisinopril, Atenolol + a few sups. Diet: low-cal/keto




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It's interesting that a very low carb diet improved the liver to the point of no longer needing a transplant. 


My fatty liver is gone after losing weight via LCHF.  I was eating about 70g carbs per day back then.  It took about 8 months to get rid of the fatty liver, I had lost about 55 lbs. by then.  Mine was caused by diet resulting in obesity.  I didn't have any damage to the liver, but it was encased in fat.  HFCS is notorious for causing fatty liver per my gastro, in my case it was Pepsi.

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2011 a1c - 9.3, fasting 190
2012 a1c - 5.8, fasting 101
2013 a1c - 5.5, fasting 86

2014 a1c - 5.7, fasting 93

2015 a1c - 5.1, fasting 83

2016 a1c - 4.8, fasting 76
No meds
Low carb since 6/2011, 143 lb. weight loss
400 mg. magnesium glycinate
3,000 mg. fish oil




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My liver panels are normal the last 6 years after near cirrhotic levels (doctor thought I was a heavy drinker despite being a teetotaller) I believe is due to eating LC and VLC and losing half a person in body fat.

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Dx T2 12/21/10 A1C 7.3 Random 278
Lost 175 pounds walking 10k steps per day and eating according to the DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution.
Diet, exercise plus Metformin 500 mg twice daily


5/13/15 A1C 5.3 Lab

8/11/15 A1C 5.5 Relion Home Kit (Meter 30 day average shows 5.4 so it's all good)

2-16-16 A1C 5.6 Lab

6-7-16 A1C 5.7 Lab

12-15-16 A1C 5.6 Lab


Goal: "Keep my A1C under 5.7".

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What I wonder is where fatty liver and diabetes meet. I have never officially been diagnosed with diabetes in spite of one time having an a1c and daily numbers that would place me firmly in the diabetes camp, but I was diagnosed with fatty liver.


When I lost about 70lbs, my numbers were normal, and I could eat anything and post perfectly normal numbers, but...........as my weight crept back up, my numbers got progressively worse. Weight goes back down, numbers go back down.


Makes me think diabetes may not always be "just" diabetes. I see it as a group of conditions that in total lead to high blood sugar.

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