The damage can also lead to more serious health problems, such as cirrhosis or even cancer, the study says.

Researchers found that diets low in fat and cholesterol could, in fact, help with weight loss, improved metabolism and health. But, if the diet was still high in sugar, there was much less liver recovery, the findings showed.

The study, by researchers at Oregan State University, was published in the journal PLOS ONE.

The researchers noted that complications related to liver inflammation, scarring and damage are projected to be the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020.

In this report, scientists studied two groups of laboratory mice that had been fed a 'Western diet' and then switched to different, healthier diets, low in fat and cholesterol.


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