Over the past several years, has been growing research evidence that individuals that have hepatitis C are at greater risk for developing scarring in the liver, fibrosis, and eventual development of cirrhosis. These patients also are likely to be overweight, have a superimposed fatty liver, diabetes, and increased levels of insulin circulating in their blood. All of these features trigger inflammation throughout the body, and especially in the liver, putting them at risk for damage and scar tissue development.
We previously have discussed the role of diet and hepatitis C, and the simple truth is that there is no special diet specific for hepatitis C. We always recommend a diet high in fruits and vegetables, fresh lean meat, chicken, and fish, and the avoidance of processed foods. These processed foods are high and salt, sugar, and fat. They have very little nutritional value associated with them.
In this video, Dr. Galati goes through a logical approach to exercise, and the value it has in controlling weight and glucose levels. Combining smart dietary choices along with regular exercise provides the greatest chance of doing well with your hepatitis C.